Maxïmo Park are a British indie band, from the North East of England. Heavily influenced by the post-punk/New Wave revival of the early 21st Century, they are currently signed to the label Warp Records - also known for releasing songs by famous artists such as Music/AphexTwin, Squarepusher, Music/{{Battles}}, !!! and Music/{{Autechre}}. They are often compared to The Futureheads and Editors. They have released five studio albums so far - ''A Certain Trigger'', ''Our Earthly Pleasures'', ''Quicken The Heart'', ''The National Health'' and ''Too Much Information''. In addition, they have also released a B-Sides compilation titled ''Missing Songs'' and a DVD titled ''Found On Film''. Their most popular song is "Our Velocity" from ''Our Earthly Pleasures'', which has also been featured in many media works, [[SongAssociation more emblematically appearing in the official soundtrack of]] ''VideoGame/ProjectGothamRacing 4''.

They were formed in 2000, and consist of Paul Smith (vocals), Duncan Lloyd (guitar), Archis Tiku (Bass), Tom English (Drums) and Lukas Wooler (keyboards).

!!Their music contains examples of:

* AnimatedCreditsOpening: Mild, rather un-wacky example at the begin of the music video to [[ ''The National Health'']].
* HeavyMetalUmlaut: There is one over the "i", but it doesn't affect pronunciation
* [[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming Idiosyncratic Album Naming]]: Four of five studio albums and the DVD are named after snippets of lyrics from one of the songs within, which form {{Album Title Drop}}s. [[note]](Note that for added confusion, the snippets are usually not the song titles - "Quicken the Heart" comes from "Wraithlike" etc.)[[/note]]
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: 3-4.
* NiceHat: Paul, since ''Our Earthly Pleasures''
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: "Did you hear (Say what?) - I've been down to the council today (What did they say?) - they sent me away (No way!) - My word holds no sway (Who's to blame?) - He wore a badge with a name (Oh yeah?) - I guess I couldn't be tamed" ("The National Health"). Also qualifies for CrapsackWorld.
* SelfBackingVocalist: Paul provides most of, if not all, the backing vocals for the band.
* SurrealMusicVideo: The official music video for [[ ''Our Velocity'']] merges this with PerformanceVideo.