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"A daring artistic shift, moving from the linear esoterica of Mogwai towards their more kaleidoscopic contemporaries 65daysofstatic. By the final brilliant closer 'To The Skies From A Hillside', not only is their wellspring of underlying grandeur being tapped, it's also clear that there's even greeter things to come, too." 4/5 -- Kerrang
"Epic guitars, crashing drums and intense keys -- it's a dramatic record that will shake your bones." -- NME
Leicestershire, UK's Maybeshewill premiere a new song today from the forthcoming North American release of their third album, I Was Here For A Moment, Then I Was Gone. The song, "Red Paper Lanterns" is posted courtesy of RCRD LBL and available to download/stream HERE.
Check out official videos for "Red Paper Lanterns" HERE as well as album tracks "To The Skies From A Hillside" HERE and "Critical Distance" HERE.
The quartet is currently on a headlining tour in Europe, which will be followed by shows with ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead in October. Please see complete dates below.
Maybeshewill is James Collins (drums), Matt Daly (keyboards) John Helps (guitar), Robin Southby (guitar) and Jamie Ward (bass). They've worked tirelessly over the past 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 extended form in August of the same year. Nottingham's Field Records released the band's self-recorded debut album Not For Want Of Trying in May 2008. The record was Huw Stephen's album of the week on his BBC 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 fell-length.
A year later, in June 2009, Sing The Word Hope In Four-Part Harmony was released, once again through Field Records. After much touring worldwide, the band joined the Function Records roster in 2011, releasing I Was Here For A Moment, Then I Was Gone in the UK, Europe and Japan in June. The album was once again self-recorded with Jamie at the board, though this time the band worked in more traditional recording studios.
The album received wide-spread critical acclaim across the board, including Kerrang (4/5), RockSound (8/10), Big Cheese (4/5), NME (7/10) and Artrocker (4/5). In an unprecedented move, the album was played back to back in its entirety on Kerrang Radio in its week of release and gained the group "Band of the Week" accolade on RockSound's website for two weeks running.
I Was Here For A Moment, Then I Was Gone will be available on LP, CD and download on October 30th, 2012 via Function Records.
MAYBESHEWILL on tour:
09/22 Thessaloniki, Greece @ Eightball Live Stage
09/23 Istanbul, Turkey @ Peyote
09/24 Sofia, Bulgaria @ The Box
09/25 Bucharest, Romania @ B52
09/26 Belgrade, Serbia @ Fest
09/27 Osijek, Croatia @ Klub Mini Theatre
09/28 Zagreb, Croatia @ AKC Attack
09/29 Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Channel Zero
09/30 Budapest, Hungary @ Durer Kert
10/05 Duisburg, Germany @ Grammatikoff *
10/06 Munster, Germany @ Gleiss 22 *
10/07 Bremen, Germany @ Lagerhaus *
10/09 Colchester, UK @ Arts Centre *
10/10 London, UK @ Scala *
10/11 Manchester, UK @ 02 Academy *
10/13 Edinburgh, UK @ Liquid Rooms *
10/14 York, UK @ Fibbers *
10/15 Norwich, UK @ Arts Centre *
10/17 Berlin, Germany @ Lido *
10/18 Cologne, Germany @ Gebaude 9 *
10/19 Utrecht, Netherlands @ Tivoli De Helling *
10/20 Frankfurt, Germany @ Zoom *
10/21 Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix *
10/22 Paris, France @ Nouveau Casino *
11/01 Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
11/02 Liverpool, UK @ Mello Mello
11/03 Leeds, UK @ Damnation Festival
11/05 Aberdeen, UK @ Tunnels
11/06 Glasgow, UK @ ABC2
11/07 Newcastle, UK @ Trillians
11/08 Bristol, UK @ The Exchange
11/09 Birmingham, UK @ 02 Academy 3
12/22 Leicester, UK @ Y Theatre
* w/ ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead
Album: I Was Here For A Moment, Then I Was Gone
Label: Function Records
Release Date: October 30th, 2012
02. Take This To Heart
04. Critical Distance (VIDEO)
06. An End To Camaraderie
07. Words For Arabella
08. Farewell Sarajevo
09. Relative Minors
10. To The Skies From A Hillside (VIDEO)
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