Newcastle alt-rockers Maxïmo Park have unveiled a new single from their much anticipated sixth studio album ‘Risk To Exist’. ‘What Did We Do To You To Deserve This?’ combines relaxed riffs and an infectious melody with highly politically motivated lyrics, creating a stunning juxtaposition. The relaxed nature of the track almost allows the social commentary of current affairs to be taken more seriously, as more focus is given to the lyrics:
‘You look out your mates and yourself and that’s natural I suppose, but then you trample over the less well off, and downtrodden they stay.
You forget to mention the fact that inequality remains, and opportunity rarely knocks if your background is viewed with disdain.
What’s that look upon your face? No, this is not the good old days’
Rife with socialist feelings of inequality and injustice regarding the elitist nature of the British establishment, this is an instantly gratifying pop/rock sensation. From the funk-infused bassline to the sparse but impactful guitar riff, this is a head-bopping pop song with a soul.
In support of the upcoming release of ‘Risk to Exist’, Maxïmo Park will be playing several music festivals over the summer, and hitting the road in May for a UK tour.
Full UK tour dates:
5th – Birmingham O2 Institute 1
6th – Newcastle O2 Academy
8th – Aberdeen Lemon Tree
9th – Glasgow O2 ABC
10th – Sheffield Leadmill
12th – London Royal Festival Hall
13th – Bexhill De La Warr Pavillion
15th – Cambridge Junction
16th – Cardiff Tramshed
17th – Falmouth Princess Pavillion
19th – Manchester Albert Hall
‘What Did We Do To You To Deserve This’ is available now via Daylighting
‘Risk To Exist’ will be released on the 21st of April via Daylighting