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Maximo Park: A Certain Trigger

Nick Southall, Stylus, 11 May 2005

MAXIMO PARK are kinda cool, but also kinda weird. They're a punk band in the modern style but they're on Warp records, which sends you off in the wrong direction — in a post-!!! world maybe the dudes at Sheffield's premier electronic listening music label feel the need to bask in some more rock energy, who knows. Anyway, they're from the North East and unashamedly sing in their own accent much like near neighbours The Futureheads, which gives them an endearing quality — apparently Geordie accents are the friendliest in the UK. The voice-over dude for the UK Big Brother was a Geordie, certainly, and I don't imagine it was by accident.

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