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Maxïmo Park have announced details of their 'singles-only' tour and a one-off 7-inch single, featuring their brand new song 'Great Art'.
The new single is their first new music since the release of their acclaimed 2021 album, which peaked at #2 on the Official UK Albums Chart. 'Great Art' distils the frustrations felt by a decade-plus of right-wing rule that has decimated communities, generational and international relations - and notably the arts world. Maxïmo Park have always worn their politics well, and ‘Great Art’ makes for yet another hook-filled, thoughtful – and scathing - addition to the canon of singles that have helped to define their extraordinary reputation as alt-pop hit-makers.
Singer Paul Smith comments on the new single:
“The song is about the insidious nature of Conservative ideology, and a response to people who say, "at least we'll get some great art out of it!" We're excited to have new material to play alongside our other singles on the Sïngular tour - we've always written songs crammed full of hooks, so that's our ideal medium in some ways.”
As a band well-known for their album craft but equally beloved for their stand-out big-hitters, the Sïngular Tour is a rare chance to hear Maxïmo Park press play on the jukebox they’ve been meticulously curating over the last 18 years. Celebrating the art of the single, the band will perform the likes of ‘Apply Some Pressure’ and ‘Going Missing’ from their breakthrough debut album 'A Certain Trigger', to ‘All Of Me’ from their latest album 'Nature Always Wins', via whirlwind fan-favourites like ‘The National Health’ and ‘Our Velocity’. It will be a show unlike any they have presented before. Tickets are on sale now HERE
30th - O2 Institute, Birmingham
OCTOBER 1st - O2 Academy, Leeds 2nd - Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool 4th - Tramshed, Cardiff 6th - Academy, Manchester 7th - Roundhouse, London 8th - O2 Academy, Oxford 10th - O2 Academy, Bristol 12th - Rock City, Nottingham 13th - Barrowland, Glasgow 14th - O2 City Hall, Newcastle
'Great Art' is out now. Listen HERE @maximoparkofficial
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