Maximo Park announce new album ‘The National Health’

Maximo Park have announced details of their new album.

The band will release The National Health as their fourth studio LP on June 11 and have debuted the record’s title track online.

“We’re in a global recession and everyone is being bombarded with bouncy, happy music,” frontman Paul Smith said. “The nation is out of control and the record is about taking back control, and being a force for change in your own life.

“It can’t speak for everybody but it has its eyes and ears all around us… that’s always been a Maximo Park thing: look at yourself.”

He added: “See how you relate to yourself and hopefully someone else will have something in common with it. Our songs are built on empathy. I would hope it’s as vital a music as people would want to hear.”

The National Health will contain 13 new tracks and will be previewed at two intimate shows at Stoke’s Sugarmill on May 8 and York’s Duchess on May 9.

Listen to Maximo Park’s new track ‘The National Health’ below: