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Maximo Park man on stalking Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Stuart Clark chats to Maximo Park in the latest issue of Hot Press...
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 14 Aug 2012
Paul Smith, lead singer of England indie band Maximo Park, admitted during an interview with Stuart Clark from Hot Press that he may have come across like a 'mad stalker' when he met legend Bonnie 'Prince' Billy on a dancefloor - long before he'd ever started singing.
Pick up the latest copy of Hot Press to find out about Maximo Park's fourth album and why a break-up was never on the cards despite a three year hiatus.
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'Apply Some Pressure' is an absolutely fantastic record, bursting with the kind of wide eyed energy that has made all this sort of stuff so exciting.
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