“You’ve got to believe in the power of a pop song.”
Tim speaks to Newcastle upon Tyne's finest purveyors of compelling, caustic, romantic, rocking, passionate and peerless power-pop... Maxïmo Park... about their career so far and how - as Depeche Mode once sang - everything counts.
Here's a playlist of some of Maxïmo Park's best tunes to date, plus some other songs we discuss.
Thanks to Alfie Hallam. Original GC logo by Dawn Kelly.