Maximo Park

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Stage invaders: why indie musicians are rocking up at the Edinburgh fringe
Members of the Hoosiers, Maxïmo Park, Belle & Sebastian and Shed Seven talk about mental health, the pitfalls of the music biz and why they are swapping gigs for theatre audiences

Mark Beaumont

15, Aug, 2019 @10:15 AM

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'It was impossible to write about anything else': how musicians have – finally – tackled the refugee crisis
In the 80s, musicians simply released charity singles in response to humanitarian crises. But today’s artists have been relatively quiet about the plight of those in the Mediterranean – until now. From Coldplay to Benjamin Clementine, why has it taken them so long to find their voices?

Dorian Lynskey

15, Sep, 2017 @5:00 AM

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Maximo Park: Risk to Exist review – tub-thumping with soul
(Cooking Vinyl)

Emily Mackay

23, Apr, 2017 @7:00 AM

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New band of the week: Shields (No 85)
Slick, soaring electropop with a candy coating designed to give you a sugar high

Paul Lester

08, Jan, 2016 @3:33 PM

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Paul Smith and the Intimations review – from rip-roaringly funny to oddly touching
The Maximo Park frontman leads an intimate, surreal live-wire event

Dave Simpson

06, Sep, 2015 @4:41 PM

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Contradictions by Paul Smith and the Intimations review – vivid imagery
The Maximo Park frontman brings his literary influences to his second solo album but succumbs to diminishing musical returns

Phil Mongredien

23, Aug, 2015 @7:00 AM

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6 Music festival brings music buzz to the north-east of England
Local musicians welcome focus on Tyneside as festival kicks off featuring local artists including Maximo Park, as well as Mercury prize winners Young Fathers

Helen Pidd Northern editor

20, Feb, 2015 @8:00 AM

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The War on Drugs and the Maccabees confirmed for the BBC's 6 Music festival
Sleater-Kinney, Gaz Coombes and Young Fathers also join the lineup for the alternative music station’s second festival, taking place in Tyneside from 20-22 February

Guardian music

28, Jan, 2015 @9:50 AM

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Paul Smith and Peter Brewis: Frozen by Sight review – peculiarly riveting
This intriguing Maxïmo Park/Field Music collaboration weaves the detail of everyday life into a subtle whole, writes Harriet Gibsone

Harriet Gibsone

13, Nov, 2014 @10:10 PM

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Paul Smith and Peter Brewis - Barcelona (at Eye Level): premiere
Listen to a track from the collaborative album Frozen By Sight, created by Maximo Park and Field Music members

Harriet Gibsone

14, Aug, 2014 @12:08 PM

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Cult music heroes: artists on their unsung idols

Who inspires Faris Badwan, New Order and Jake Bugg? From a north London rapper to a Turkish protest singer, these are the musicians who influence the stars

Interviews by Paul Lester

03, Jul, 2014 @5:33 PM

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Every 2014 World Cup national anthem reviewed by a pop star!
They’ve had 25 No1 singles (more than Elvis) and 19 No1 albums (more than The Beatles), had their first hit in 1967 and their latest this year … they’re the Guardian’s World Cup national anthem review panel!

Simon Burnton

09, Jun, 2014 @11:03 AM

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