Maximo Park – Hips and Lips

June 11, 2012

The biggest also rans of the mid noughties indie boom are steadfastly refusing to give up the ghost and quietly dissolve into obscurity ala The Others or The Rakes. Whilst Maximo Park have never quite got the devotion alloted to, say, Bloc Party, it’s clear that they’re in it for the long haul, and to be fair to them their tenacity looks like its paying off– new track Hips & Lips is a surprisingly assured single that veers from a menacing, weirdly low key verse into a big stadium shaking guitars-set-to-11-and-a-half chorus. While its probably a bit premature to start talking about Maximo Park in the ‘national treasure’ stakes, comfortably crafted indie such as this should keep them ticking over for a good few years yet.


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