Maximo Park - Our Velocity

Ross Drummond 19/03/2007

Rating: 4/5

The first single off of the bands sophomore effort 'Our Earthly Pleasures' sees a much more concise sounding band, with bopping synths, rattly bass and sawtooth guitars cascading into a radio friendly 3:20. Paul Smith's little red book has been hard at work too “I'm not a man, I'm a machine/Chisel me down until I am clean/I buy books, I never read/And then tell you some more about me” Inspiration from the song apparently coming from a piece of art by Belfast artist Matthew Logan of a twisting motorway, “I've got no one to call/In the middle of the night anymore/I'm Just alone/With my thoughts.” Don't worry Paul we're listening.