The National Health
New wave familiarity fails to breed contempt
Rating: 4 / 5
Stuart Clark, 18 Jun 2012
This article is now part of the hotpress.com archive. To access this article you need to subscribe to hotpress.com for the bargain price of €20 or be a subscriber to Hot Press Magazine. The hotpress.com archive has over 40,000 articles in it, growing at well over 500 a month. Not only that, but you get special 'member's cds' for €10, discounts on all hotpress related products and exclusive promotions. hotpress.com also has thousands of articles and pieces of content that are free to access to anyone, including it's latest music news, photo galleries, web exclusive interviews.
Photo Galleries For This Artist
Latest Related Articles For This Artist
The mighty Maximo Park have announced what promises to be a super-sweaty February 28 visit to Whelan’s, tickets for which are €22.50 and go on sale on Wednesday. You can also catch them early on March 1 in The Limelight, Belfast where it's £16.50 in.
News: 02 Dec 2013
Just a week after treating us to new tune ‘Brain Cells’, Maximo Park unveil the version of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Lover, Lover, Lover’ that will be on the bonus covers CD accompanying their new album, Too Much Information.
News: 27 Nov 2013
Maximo Park announce new album and give away a free track
News: 18 Nov 2013
Stuart Clark chats to Maximo Park in the latest issue of Hot Press...
News: 14 Aug 2012
Paul Smith and his merry band signed for their many fans that came ot see them in the Hot Press Signing Tent
Gallery: 22 Jul 2009
The chaps will be with us at 4.15 pm on Saturday.
09 Jul 2009 - News
And, no, it's not called Rollerdisco Of Dreams!
19 Feb 2009 - News
Maxïmo Park play Dublin this spring ahead of their new album release.
02 Feb 2009 - News
With the clock ticking down to this Saturday's Lovebox gig at Marlay Park, the organisers have announced the stage times in full.
20 Aug 2008 - News
The line-up for Lovebox has been revealed with Maximo Park, N*E*R*D, and Paolo Nutini all on the bill.
23 Jun 2008 - News
Everyone knows Maxïmo Park’s Paul Smith is a fan of woolly hats and long, complicated novels. But did you realise Limerick is one of his favourite cities? Or that, as a teenager, he used to copy out all of Morrissey’s lyrics?
03 Jul 2007 - Interview
From the moment they hit the stage, Maximo Park looked the part, their innate confidence magnified in the small space. Their chief selling-point is frontman Paul Smith and you can immediately see why - he is genuinely eccentric performer.
01 Jun 2007 - REVIEW
Brit-rock heroes Maximo Park are back with a new album – and without the novelty hair-cuts. Here they talk about death metal, hip-hop and missing notebooks.
15 May 2007 - Interview
It’s too early to write Maxïmo Park off, or to turf them into the ever-growing pile of indie also-rans. But they’ll need to pull out all the stops to recover their poise after this worrying misstep.
30 Mar 2007 - REVIEW
Fresh from playing a string of sold out shows on the NME Awards Tour, Maximo Park have just announced a number of Irish dates.
18 Apr 2006 - News
Maxïmo Park could have easily disappeared into the slew of angular, affected guitar bands that emerged in the UK last year, but two factors helped them stay on the muso radar. One was them being the first non-electronica signing to the unspeakably hip Warp label. The second was their enigmatic frontman Paul Smith with his candid/overwrought lyrics – whichever side of the fence you sit on – and labour intensive stage workout.
30 Jan 2006 - REVIEW
Why Maxïmo Park matter more than any other post-Britpop outfit.
16 Jan 2006 - Interview
Along with their two Dublin Ambassador shows with Arctic Monkeys, Mystery Jets and We Are Scientists, Maxïmo Park are Limerick-bound for a Heineken Green Room Session.
06 Jan 2006 - News
The highlights of Paul Smith's year.
27 Dec 2005 - Interview
As exclusively revealed by hotpress.com at the start of this month, the NME tour will be coming to Ireland and we've got the dates for you right here.
22 Nov 2005 - News
It’s been quite a year for Maxïmo Park, one that’s seen them emerge as a band with real longevity as opposed to mere scenesters. They’ve done it through a succession of thrilling singles of which ‘Apply Some Pressure’ was the first and, now through the magic of the re-issue, is probably the last for the moment. With new material already starting to appear over the horizon it’s a case of job done and see you next year.
28 Oct 2005 - REVIEW
Paul Smith of Geordie punk-pop sensations Maxïmo Park talks to Phil Udell about breaking out of stylistic straight-jackets, the band's affinity with fellow northerners The Futureheads, and why Jose Mourinho's managerial philiosophy is equally as applicable to music as it is to football.
24 May 2005 - Interview
Track after track comes out of the speakers, nipping at your ankles like some overexcited dog that you can’t shake off no matter how hard you try. The production from Bloc Party/Futureheads man Paul Epworth is sparkling and the songs wed pop and punk in perfect manner, all delivered in the deliciously broad Newcastle tones of singer Paul Smith. It reaches a crescendo with the glorious ‘Going Missing’, at which point it seems that Maximo Park can do no wrong. Unfortunately, from then in they start to struggle a tad.
03 May 2005 - REVIEW
'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.
07 Mar 2005 - REVIEW
Blogs on hotpress.com
Additional Sites on hotpress.com
13 Trinity Street,
Rep. Of Ireland
Tel: +353 (1) 241 1500
Click here for more contact information.
Click here to find out more about Hot Press
Hot Press always welcomes feed back so if you've got something to tell us click here.
Advertise With Us
For more detail on how to advertise with Hot Press click here or call us on +353 (1) 241 1540