05.01.2007 - Maximo Park and Mr Hudson & The Library named as additional supports act for Twickenham & Cardiff dates...
The Police are delighted to announce that additional support acts on the UK tour this autumn will be Newcastle based Maximo Park at both Twickenham dates and Mr Hudson & The Library at the Cardiff date.
"It sounds," grins Paul Smith, on Maximo Park's glorious second album, 'Our Earthly Pleasures', "like Smashing Pumpkins crossed with The Smiths." Smashing Pumpkins and The Smiths is some hybrid mix, but then Maximo Park never were a band to be constricted by limitations. "And it's definitely heavier than our first," he continues. "We're very proud of our first album, but we didn't want to do that again." And so the band brought in Foo Fighters and Pixies producer Gil Norton, and it is Norton that has helped Newcastle's finest musical export become even more taut and muscular, and even more thrilling a proposition than they were the first time around. Let's not pull any punches here: with 'Our Earthly Pleasures', Maximo Park have come gloriously of age. "This is us moving on and moving up," Paul says.
Check out more on Maximo Park here: http://www.maximopark.com/
Merging an unusual combination of genres, Mr. Hudson (aka Ben Hudson on vocals and guitar) applied his love for Chet Baker and Cole Porter with his skills in hip-hop production. To play his songs live, he formed the "Library," comprised of Maps Huxley (bass), Wilkie Wilkinson (drums), Joy Joseph (steel drums, vocals) and Torville Jones (piano). The first result, the 'Bread & Roses EP', came out via Deal Real in October 2006. The group toured with Amy Winehouse in early 2007 in support of the debut album 'A Tale of Two Cities' released through Deal Real/Mercury.
Check out more on Mr Hudson & The Library here: http://www.mrhudsonandthelibrary.com/