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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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  • PerfectSelf

    Очень хороши

    24 Jan 4:27pm Reply
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    26 Dec 2014 Reply
  • thekillingspree

    "Fair Youth" is a nice post-rock album, but an underwhelming and underachieving Maybeshewill one. Yes, it's only my personal opinion on it, so please keep the flames to yourselves. I saw them live last week, despite them being a band I've never truly been that much into. But, thankfully, the show was great and they're quite powerful on stage, to the point of even making the tasteless "Fair Youth" tracks entertaining. Though they emanate a sheer lot of energy while performing, they're rather humble on stage, something that somehow caught me by surprise. Things I learned from their gig: Jamie is fond of doing little scissor kicks while Robin enjoys kicking the air with his knee. A lot.

    10 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Avalorn

    amazing show last night in Madrid, as usual :) keep doing this, guys! so pro!

    8 Nov 2014 Reply
  • JoPreston

    Prague was awesome, thank you a lot guys!

    26 Oct 2014 Reply
  • DystopianBy

    In the Blind!

    13 Oct 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • a_spaceman

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

    8 Oct 2014 Reply
  • lehtori

    omg, what an album!

    8 Oct 2014 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 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • Coolbutlame

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

    29 Sep 2014 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 2014 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 2014 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 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • Monk_Bay

    замечательно отыграли в Томске <3

    14 Sep 2014 Reply
  • kamradkadavr

    спасибо ребята, отлично жахнули в Екате

    12 Sep 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • jj8937

    My Fair Youth review:

    10 Sep 2014 Reply
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