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Leicestershire, UK (2005 – present)

Maybeshewill are an instrumental band based in Leicestershire, UK where they were formed in 2005. They are James Collins (drums), Matt Daly (keyboards) , John Helps (guitar), Robin Southby (guitar) and Jamie Ward (bass). They’ve worked tirelessly over the last five years through endless touring and three full-length albums to build a loyal and enthusiastic following across the world. Sticking to steadfastly DIY ethics, the band have self recorded all their material to date and aspire to be as self-sufficient as possible.

The band released their debut four-track EP entitled ‘Japanese Spy Transcript‘ on their own label, Robot Needs Home Records in early 2006 which was later picked up by Japan’s XTAL Recordings (Caspian, Yndi Halda) and released in an extend form in August of the same year.

Nottingham’s Field Records released the bands self-recorded debut album ‘Not For Want Of Trying‘ in May 2008. The record was Huw Stephen’s album of the week on his radio 1 show in its week of release and received glowing reviews from RockSound (8/10), Kerrang (4/5) and Drowned In Sound (8/10), amongst many others. After touring the release extensively around the UK with friends Fight Fire With Water, Worriedaboutsatan and And So I Watch You From Afar, they quickly began working on their second full-length.

A year later, in June 2009, ‘Sing The Word Hope In Four-Part Harmony‘ was released, once again through Field Records.

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  • Arueris

    glorious were those times when he filmed the clouds while paris hilton had sex with ghosts.. [2]

    21 Oct 6:51am Reply
  • DystopianBy

    In the Blind!

    13 Oct 9:44am Reply
  • meolnir

    they hopefully play a well balanced mixture of all their stuff on their concerts because "fair youth" doesn't rock at all so far, it's almost cosy to listen to :( glorious were those times when he filmed the clouds while paris hilton had sex with ghosts..

    9 Oct 2:39am Reply
  • a_spaceman

    Whatever you think of the album as a whole you have to admit In Amber is an incredible track

    8 Oct 2:39pm Reply
  • lehtori

    omg, what an album!

    8 Oct 11:43am Reply
  • ajitupai

    Awesome albumm! My fav in amber, sanctuary, volga! But co-conspirators still the best. Come to Indonesia please. Make some outdoor concert in a great landscape. It will be great. Nature + Maybeshewill yeah.

    5 Oct 3:14pm Reply
  • Overzzz

    And I can totally see myself sipping a nice cocktail in some lounge bar with this album quietly playing in the background. That's not how I like to picture the sound of Maybeshewill. [2] totally agree, but it is enjoyable anyway

    29 Sep 5:19pm Reply
  • Coolbutlame

    I'm not even mad about it being softer, it just sounds less dynamic than the last three.

    29 Sep 2:52am Reply
  • MarkBarrois

    I must say, as a big fan of their earlier albums, especially appreciating the harder elements in Not For Want of Trying and Sing the Word Hope in Four-Part Harmony, I was kind of let down the first moment. The album sounded a lot more like The American Dollar-release than a Maybeshewill piece. But, eventually, the thing keeps growing. In Amber, Permanence and Volga are absolutely awe-inspiring pieces of music, and the album has no foul spot. I doubt that Fair Youth will ever out-rank the other works by this band, but if This Will Destroy You want their 'Album of the Year' title from me, they'll have to deliver quite a big piece in order to beat Fair Youth, which is without question an amazing piece of work. Not to mention where this album might rank in a month or three, if it keeps growing the way it did the first few days. Maybeshecantproducebadmusic. [2]

    24 Sep 3:21pm Reply
  • thekillingspree

    And I can totally see myself sipping a nice cocktail in some lounge bar with this album quietly playing in the background. That's not how I like to picture the sound of Maybeshewill.

    20 Sep 6:48pm Reply
  • thekillingspree

    After reading comments here regarding the lack of the usual "heaviness" in "Fair Youth", I was expecting to be listening to a Sigur Rós/EitS album. Listening to "Fair Youth" for the first time right now, it seems to be more of a less chaotic, mellower 65dos album. Less math-rock, more post-rock and even more electronic in places. Personally, I feel that the "heaviness" in their sound was what set them apart from the shitload of other post-rock bands out there. Enjoyable as it is, "Fair Youth" does not pull me in as their previous efforts did. It's a nice post-rock album, just an underachieving Maybeshewill one.

    20 Sep 6:44pm Reply
  • Uchiha_HyBreeD

    Fair Youth? This piece of crap is just emotionless! Perhaps a nice soundtrack for girls to get bikini wax. As elevating as it can be.

    16 Sep 6:39pm Reply
  • Monk_Bay

    замечательно отыграли в Томске <3

    14 Sep 4:16pm Reply
  • kamradkadavr

    спасибо ребята, отлично жахнули в Екате

    12 Sep 1:34pm Reply
  • Capanos

    New record is nice but I too think it's very American Dollar-y background chill music whereas previous MSW stuff wasn't.

    11 Sep 11:33am Reply
  • jj8937

    My Fair Youth review: http://willnotfade.wordpress.com/2014/09/10/maybeshewill-fairyouth/

    10 Sep 8:56am Reply
  • Arueris

    I must say, as a big fan of their earlier albums, especially appreciating the harder elements in Not For Want of Trying and Sing the Word Hope in Four-Part Harmony, I was kind of let down the first moment. The album sounded a lot more like The American Dollar-release than a Maybeshewill piece. But, eventually, the thing keeps growing. In Amber, Permanence and Volga are absolutely awe-inspiring pieces of music, and the album has no foul spot. I doubt that Fair Youth will ever out-rank the other works by this band, but if This Will Destroy You want their 'Album of the Year' title from me, they'll have to deliver quite a big piece in order to beat Fair Youth, which is without question an amazing piece of work. Not to mention where this album might rank in a month or three, if it keeps growing the way it did the first few days. Maybeshecantproducebadmusic.

    9 Sep 3:52pm Reply
  • Aki_Kato

    Hi. My new album available for download! Listen it full. Post-Rock, Atmospheric-metal http://www.lastfm.ru/music/Aki+Kato

    9 Sep 2:39pm Reply
  • RocknReel

    Fair Youth review: http://tinyurl.com/ohukygu

    8 Sep 1:14pm Reply
  • BebopBeatnik

    Also, I agree with the people below wondering why 'softer' has such a negative connotation. It's such an annoying habit for fans to want a 'harder' sound for their bands to make. But the issue with Fair Youth is not about softness for me. The album just lacks a special something...

    8 Sep 12:11pm Reply
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