As a successful contemporary band, it was inevitable that Newcastle-based Maximo Park would eventually sprout forth with a DVD offering of their own. And why not? The medium is fast proving its worth to the music industry - particularly with regards to bands who made their name with their live shows.
Maximo, being one such act, should be grateful that production duties for Found On Film fell into capable hands: their live set is captured particularly well, and is thus a credible testament as to why the band find themselves at the top of the current musical pile.
The main feature - a date at the Brixton Academy in 2005 - benefits from the venue's apparent abundance of tech infrastructure, the event brought to the screen through an amalgam of camera angles (including that of the floating-above-the-crowd variety, of which I am particularly fond).
As a headline set, the essential tracks are all captured in suitably glorious technicolour for posterity: Graffiti; I Want You To Stay; Apply Some Pressure. Paul Smith's latent ability to appease an increasingly expectant following is well portrayed, though not to the exclusion of the rest of the band.
The DVD's trump card, however, is its generosity in the extras stakes: here we have an engrossing (though not comprehensive) video diary from their NME Tour tenure, in which a whole host of angles are touched upon, from band history and backstage footage to chats with fans and even an intimate acoustic rendition of Going Missing.
That's not all: scroll along the lo-fi-but-glamorous title menu for all their videos to date (including both promos for Apply Some Pressure), a three-track AOL session and six songs from their Newcastle Carling Academy homecoming set, shot largely in black and white and featuring non-album tracks Fear Of Falling and I Want You To Leave (the sound here is even better, as if Maximo themselves were inside your TV).
What we have here, then, is a well put-together homage to one of Britain's best new(ish) bands that could satisfy newcomers and completists in equal measure. If only all music DVDs could meet this standard...