Maxïmo Park have shared a new song with “I Don’t Know What I’m Doing”, from upcoming new album “Nature Always Wins”, along with news of an extensive run of album launch shows.
The run of album launch shows will kick off in February, in conjunction with some of the country’s best-loved record stores. Tickets will be on sale from December 1st HERE. Full dates below.
Fri 26 Feb – Kingston – Pryzm – with Banquet (socially distanced)
Sat 27 Feb – Newcastle – Tyne Theatre (socially distanced)
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 Lar Warr Pavilion – with Music’s Not Dead
Mon 06 Sept – Norwich – The Waterfront – with HMV
Nature Always Wins as an album focuses in on the Nature Vs Nurture debate and asks the question, “who are we, who do we want to be, and do we have any control over that?”. Tracks released from the record so far – Child of The Flatlands and Baby, Sleep – each looked in their own way at how surroundings can act as a primer for identity, and how circumstance can contort your perception of the world.
New track I Don’t Know What I’m Doing is the band at their most direct and agile – arriving in a revved-up and snaking flurry it confronts the fear, anxiety and guilt associated with the cause-and-effect nature of one’s own actions.
Lead singer Paul Smith comments: “It’s about taking responsibility for how your own behavior can affect other people, and how nobody knows it all, but that doesn’t stop us from trying. More personally, it’s about the fears and self-doubt I’ve experienced as a new parent, which we’ve tried to put across in our new video via the more abstract notion of an endless ladder!”