Maxïmo Park Announce New Album ‘Stream Of Life’

It's out on September 27th...

Maxïmo Park will release new album ‘Stream Of Life’ on September 27th.

The band have weathered time and tide, continually challenging themselves in the process. 2021’s biting, dynamic ‘Nature Always Wins’ was a tour de force, and fans responded by sending the album to No. 2 on the official UK charts.

Out on September 27th, ‘Stream Of Life’ continues their story. Produced by Ben H. Allen in Atlanta, further recording sessions took place in Newcastle, tethering the band to their roots.

Frontman Paul Smith comments:

“We’ve always tried to document the world around us at each stage of our lives while subtly nudging the music forward each time – this record continues that mission. It was great to be back in a studio after recording remotely last time. Working with Ben in Atlanta, and Burke in Byker, was as stimulating as it’s ever been, and I think we captured that energy. Thematically, the record covers passion, politics, and privilege amongst other topics.”

Out on September 27th, the record will be accompanied by a full nationwide tour, including two nights at Islington Assembly Hall on October 18th and 19th.

New single ‘Your Own Worst Enemy’ is pure, unadulterated art-pop, with the leering lyric confronting a person’s own failings. Learning to hold yourself accountable, it taps into the muscular energy of a Maxïmo Park live show.

Paul Smith once more: “’Your Own Worst Enemy’ has a different feel to anything we’ve done before – loose and lean, yet still rocking! It’s about that horrible feeling where you suddenly realise you’ve made a familiar error, and also the lies we tell each other on a daily basis to avoid confrontation or turmoil.”

Tune in now.


1. Your Own Worst Enemy
2. Favourite Songs
3. Dormant ‘Til Explosion (Feat. Vanessa Briscoe Hay)
4. The End Can Be As Good As The Start
5. Armchair View
6. Quiz Show Clue
7. Stream Of Life
8. Doppelgänger Eyes
9. I Knew That You’d Say That
10. The Path I Chose
11. No Such Thing As A Society

Related: In Conversation: Maxïmo Park

Photo Credit: Moja

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