Having successfully completed their debut album with producer-extraordinaire, Mr. Paul Epworth (Futureheads, Bloc Party) the band release the excellent new single 'Apply Some Pressure' through Warp Records on February 21st. In addition to this, longer-standing Maximo fans will be interested/disappointed to learn that their self-financed debut 7" 'Going Missing' is now changing hands on eBay for upwards of £50.
The band have also announced that during the US industry-fest South by Southwest in March, they will be playing a poolside show with friends The Bravery, after which they shall be flying to Tokyo to start their tour of Japan. Let's hope that the band don't suffer the same fate which struck them whilst on the road in the UK with The Futureheads, whereby the contents of their van (including their shoes) were stolen and not recovered.
Expect a review and some more excitement around Warp's first 'indie' signings throughout February & March.
Catch them live at the following:
4 Newcastle Northumbria University
5 London Frog
9 Berlin Magnet club
10 Cologne Gebaude
13 Leeds Cockpit supporting LCD Soundsystem
14 Wolverhampton Little Civic
15 Birmingham Jug Of Ale
16 London Infinity Club White Heat
17 Exeter Cavern
19 Bristol Louisiana
20 Liverpool Barfly
21 Newcastle Cluny
21 Newcastle HMV Instore 5pm
22 Glasgow Barfly
24 Sheffield University (Fuzz Club)
25 Manchester Dry Bar
26 Middlesborough Empire
10 London Camden Crawl Festival
Hear the band and watch their vids on their website here.
Photo by: Sonia Melot