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It'll be a Maximo squeeze.

ASMALL and lucky crowd will be able to catch one of the country's favourite bands up close this weekend.

MAXIMO PARK will be playing an extremely intimate gig at Sound It Out Records, in Stockton, tomorrow.

The band - fronted by Billingham's Paul Smith - will be playing a stripped back short electric set in support of new album National Health which is released on Monday.

The quintet recently announced their first full UK tour in three years, to take place in November.

But tomorrow's gig will be an entirely different affair.

It is one of five gigs they are playing in the North-east tomorrow as they attempt to set a new world record for the most instore gigs in a day.

Paul says: "All of us are regular record buyers and we prefer to indulge in·dulge  
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v.tr.
1. To yield to the desires and whims of, especially to an excessive degree; humor.

2.
a.
 this passion at the shops of independent retailers who have a genuine love of music and knowledgeable, friendly staff.

"With that in mind we've decided to try and play at five North-east independent record shops in one day to celebrate the release of The National Health - an organisational nightmare and quite possibly foolhardy, but we like to stretch our boundaries occasionally. Join us!" For anyone who somehow doesn't know about Maximo Park...

They have released three albums, A Certain Trigger, Our Earthly Pleasures and Quicken A popular financial management program for PCs and Macs from Intuit, Inc., Mountain View, CA (www.intuit.com). It is used to write checks, organize investments and produce a variety of reports for personal finance and small business.  The Heart, with the latter two hitting numbers two and six in the charts respectively.

They are also known for their singles Apply Some Pressure, Our Velocity and Girls Who Play Guitars and their excitable excitable /ex·ci·ta·ble/ (ek-sit´ah-b'l) irritable (1).

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adj.
1. Capable of reacting to a stimulus. Used of a tissue, cell, or cell membrane.

2.
 live performances led by their energetic frontman front·man  
n.
1. also front man A man who serves as a nominal leader but who lacks real authority.

2. Music A leading singer with a group.
 Smith.

Paul went to Northfield School Northfield School is a comprehensive secondary school in Billingham, north-east England. It was established in 1972 and occupies a 40-acre site. The school was awarded specialist Sports College status in 1999. , Billingham, then Newcastle University and briefly taught art at Stockton Riverside College.

Last year they were a headline act at Stockton Weekender.

Sound It Out Records will be open from normal until the band arrive tomorrow, but then the shop will close to allow things to be set up.

Anyone wishing to catch the band will need to queue well in advance - und with the band set to play at arou 11.30am and space extremely limited.

Maximo Park aren't the first ma band to play Sound It Out Recor The store also recently hosted a by The Futureheads. ajor rds.

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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Jun 15, 2012
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