Maxïmo Park are back, with new album 'Risk To Exist' incoming.
The title cut is online, and it's a choppy piece of popped up post-punk, containing the sort of angular riffs that made the band so sought after.
For the video, Maxïmo Park have decided to pay tribute to the work done by MOAS - a charity who help run important operations in the Mediterranean aimed at saving the lives of refugees.
The band's Paul Smith explains:
After reading a newspaper article about the amazing work that MOAS do, we felt the song's issues aligned perfectly with the organisation's founding ideal - that to do nothing when people are in danger is immoral. The song is all about the fragility of life and nowhere is that more visible than in the footage of the rescues undertaken by MOAS, where flimsy dinghies are overloaded with desperate people, literally clinging on to life.
Even though the song was borne from self-expression and a more generally empathetic position, it became, to my mind, a rallying call and we felt that any profit from its sale should go to helping this cause.
A wonderful cause, and an engrossing video - check it out now.
'Risk To Exist' will be released on April 21st.