Maxïmo Park are preparing to release their fourth studio album, The National Health, this summer.
It is the follow-up to 2009’s Quicken The Heart, which was no where near the mighty standards set by their previous two albums. The new record aims to redress the balance too as frontman Paul Smith explains “We’re in a global recession and everyone is being bombarded with bouncy, happy music,” adding “The nation is out of control and the record is about taking back control, and being a force for change in your own life.
The first taster from the album is first single, ‘The National Health’, a frantic and ferocious high energy track. It certainly sounds as though the brief hiatus has helped them recapture their groove. This is Maxïmo Park at their rousing best.
The National Health is released June 11th and you can check out the album’s title track below.