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 Maxïmo Park‘s new album “Nature Always Wins” is out now via Prolifica Inc. Recorded and released during unquestionably the most challenging period for any artist, and pieced together remotely across the Atlantic with producer Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Deerhunter), “Nature Always Wins” arrives as some of the band’s most impassioned, stirring, and ambitious work to date. Through the course of new singles such as the psychedelic Child Of The FlatlandsBaby, Sleep‘s playful indie-pop, the jerky and animated I Don’t Know What I’m Doing, and the widescreen rumination of All Of Me, the band have entered into a thrilling new era; one that ties together their story to date in a most cohesive way.

Talking about releasing the record through this time, singer Paul Smith said:

“We’re really proud of the album and even though it’s our seventh, we get as excited about the release day as if it was the first time. It’ll be strange not to be able to go out and see it in the shops, but it’s nice to think that these songs might provide listeners with some uplifting moments during the pandemic and beyond.”

Today, the band are also sharing a lyric video for the album’s poignant centrepiece Why Must A Building Burn?Smith continues:

“Why Must A Building Burn? is a snapshot of ordinary lives touched by tragedy in different ways. I think the heavy subject matter is alleviated, and made more resonant, by the effervescent music. I was thinking of how Prince does that brilliantly in ‘Sign O’ The Times’ when we wrote the song.”

Hear the album in full now HERE.
Maxïmo Park also have a busy live schedule planned, the first point of call being their live-streamed show from The Riverside, Newcastle, which takes place Saturday March 6th at 8:30pm GMT. Fans can get access to the live stream by purchasing an album bundle with ticket HERE.
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The band also play a run of album launch shows which will kick off in April, in conjunction with some of the country’s best-loved record stores. Tickets are on sale now HERE.

Full dates below.

Thur 22 April – Kingston – Pryzm – with Banquet (soc. distanced) 
Thur 22 April – Kingston – Pryzm – with Banquet (soc. distanced) 
Fri 23 April – Kingston – Pryzm – w/ Banquet (soc. distanced) – SOLD OUT
Fri 23 April – Kingston – Pryzm – w/ Banquet (soc. distanced) – SOLD OUT
Sat 24 April – Newcastle – Tyne Theatre (soc. distanced)
Sat 24 April – Newcastle – Tyne Theatre (soc. distanced) – SOLD OUT
Tue 24 Aug – Dundee – Fat Sam’s – with Assai Records
Wed 25 Aug – Edinburgh – The Liquid Room – with Assai Records
Sat 28 Aug – Leeds – Brudenell Social Club – with Crash Records
Sun 29 Aug – Preston – Blitz – with Action Records
Mon 30 Aug – Liverpool – The Arts Club – with Jacaranda Records
Wed 01 Sept – Coventry – The Empire – with HMV
Thur 02 Sept -Oxford – O2 Academy2 Oxford – with Truck Store
Fri 3rd Sept – The Brook –  Southampton – with Vinilo
Sun 05 Sept – Bexhill – De La Warr Pavilion – with Music’s Not Dead
Mon 06 Sept – Norwich – The Waterfront – with HMV

Headline UK tour dates are as follows and on sale HERE.

Tues 8th June – Bristol, Trinity
Weds 9th June – London, EartH – SOLD OUT
Thurs 10th June – London, EartH
Sat 12th June – Manchester, O2 Ritz
Sun 13th June – Newcastle, Boiler Shop – SOLD OUT
Tues 15th June – Sheffield, The Leadmill
Weds 16th June – Glasgow, Saint Lukes
Thurs 17th June – Birmingham, The Mill


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