Maybeshewill

Maybeshewill

 Leicester, England, GBR
BandRockEDM

We've achieved international success by working hard and word of mouth - we've toured the UK, Europe, Russia and Japan regularly over the past four years and are about to see our third album distributed in the US through Redeye for the first time and finally making it over there to tour.

Biography

Maybeshewill are an Instrumental band based in Leicestershire, UK. They are James Collins (drums), John Helps (guitar), Robin Southby (guitar) and Jamie Ward (bass). They’ve worked tirelessly over the last five years through endless touring, two studio albums, an EP and four singles to build a loyal and enthusiastic following. Sticking to steadfastly DIY ethics, the band have self recorded all their material to date and for a long time booked all their own shows and handled all their own press.

The band released their debut four-track EP entitled ‘Japanese Spy Transcript‘ on their own label, Robot Needs Home Records in early 2006. Somehow Japan’s XTAL Recordings (Caspian, Yndi Halda) got to hear about it and released the record in an extend form in August of the same year.

Nottingham’s Field Records spotted the release, picked up the band and released their 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 began working on their second fell-length.

A year later, in June 2009, ‘Sing The Word Hope In Four-Part Harmony‘ was released, once again through Field Records. Inspired by six months of heavy touring, the record was written to be performed live with a louder, rougher sound. Reviews were as enthusiastic once again, and the touring schedule ever more hectic with the band venturing as far afield as Japan and Russia as well as mainland Europe to promote the release. Once again they joined up with And So I Watch You From Afar as well as Cats and Cats and Cats and Death Of London for shows.

After an extended period of quiet in 2010, the band released their first new material for over a year in the form of 7? single ‘To The Skies From A Hillside‘ and set about a near sell-out headline tour of the UK, Europe and Russia in support of the record -culminating in a massive home-coming show at Leicester’s Y Theatre.

Shortly after returning home the band announced that they would be parting ways (amicably) with Field Records, moving on to join the Function Records roster (Meet Me In St. Louis, Cats and Cats and Cats, Shield Your Eyes). They released the single ‘Critical Distance‘ on 7? in March 2011, and are due to release their third full length 'I was here for a moment then I was gone' on 30th May 2011

Discography

Not For Want Of Trying (Album - 2008) Huw Stephens album of the week.
Sing The Word Hope In Four-Part Harmony (Album 2009) Radio 1 Play
I Was Here For A Moment Then I Was Gone (Album 2011) Radio 1, Kerrang album of the week, RockSound band of the week for two weeks.