Another entry into the FranzBraveFutureheads market, making guitar music that girls can dance to, it would be easy to be cynical about Maximo Park. While they have the smart suits, the angular guitars and the cool haircuts, they also thankfully have some damn fine songs, of which Going Missing is one of the best.
With an attention grabbing opening line of "I sleep with my hands across my chest and dream of you with someone else", Paul Smith's Geordie-tinged vocal bursts with emotion as he fantasies about doing a Reggie Perrin by "going missing for a while". Backed up in fine form by the rest of the band, it's perfect to jump around to or to sadly listen to after a row with the other half.
The b-side A19 is also an excellent track, sounding like The Who relocated to the North-East. One of the best new bands around right now, there's not much chance of Maximo Park going missing for quite a while yet.