North East band Maximo Park thanks fans for album success

Album cover for Maximo Park's latest record, 'Nature always Wins.' Credit: Maximo Park

North East band Maximo Park achieves album success and have thanked fans on social media.

The group, which formed in 2000 have got number two spot after leading the mid-week UK Charts with their latest record 'Nature Always Wins.'

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Lead singer, Paul Smith said that they were "genuinely touched" by the support and messages they have received from their fans so far.

On Twitter, #maximopark4number1 got trending with fans, fellow musicians and locals all getting involved.

The musician said that the comments made him feel "really relaxed about it."

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The Newcastle trio have concerts lined up at the end of April in London and Newcastle and “feels confident” that the socially distanced performances will go ahead.

While the band have played shows all across the world, they are most looking forward to playing at Newcastle's Tyne Theatre.

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The pandemic has badly hit the UK's live music industry with shows dropped, tours axed and festivals wiped from the calendar.

Speaking about its recovery, the 41-year-old said that the industry needs financial assistance. He added that "all these jobs can and will come back if the support is there."

Last August, the Government delivered a £3.4 million emergency grant to 135 music venues across the country.

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The singer said their music reflects the region, and he is "proud" of growing up here.

The lead single of the album, ‘Child of the Flatlands' was inspired by Smith’s childhood in Billingham.