Maybeshewill is a band from Leicester, UK. They have always aspired to be as self-sufficient as possible, sticking to a steadfastly DIY ethos and self recording all their material to date. They’ve worked tirelessly over the course of three full-length albums and countless tours to build a loyal and enthusiastic following across most of the globe.
Touring has been fundamental to Maybeshewill’s existence so far. They’ve covered the UK and mainland Europe extensively as well as Russia, China and Japan with the likes of 65daysofstatic, And So I Watch You From Afar, And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Lite and The Ocean.
Having taken a rare few months off from touring to step back and take stock they’re now determined to see how far their idea of what it means to be a ‘DIY’ band can take them. Self managed and produced and working with a small team of trusted friends, they’re about to embark on their most ambitious album cycle to date – Pushing the music, production and touring to the limit of what is achievable for a band of their stature.
Maybeshewill’s fourth studio album ‘Fair Youth‘ will be released on 25th August 2014 through Superball Music (…Trail of Dead, 65daysofstatic, Oceansize). It’s an overwhelmingly positive record, with the band creating a musical solution to dealing with real world problems and difficulties. It’s themes are nostalgia, dreaming, oneirism, and the connections, disconnection and constant feeling of motion that comes with spending so many months of the year on tour.
Once again Jamie has taken the production helm, but this time they’ve expanded the pallet of sounds and instruments at their disposal – working with live instruments wherever possible, making it simultaneously the most and least organic Maybeshewill record to date. It’s been shaped largely by influences from outside of the world they exist in – Shoegaze, Electronica, Hip Hop, Chamber Pop and countless other threads coming together. Importantly It’s the band reimagined as a larger ensemble – a hundred year old grand piano, string and brass sections, an enormous old drum kit, glockenspiels, vibraphones and a sea of guitars – while still remaining a cohesive whole.