“Noisy brilliance that gets right inside the battered crevices of your skull and pounds on the sides ”
“Sometimes words just aren’t enough to describe how good a record can be. It’s crucial that you understand one thing before you read any further; I Was Here For A Moment, Then I Was Gone is one of those records that transcend words and can only be described by picturing a jaw on the floor.”
– Daily Dischord
“The most ball-bustingly intense and breathtakingly beautiful thing they’ve done. Pretty damn special”
“there’s something for everyone. I’ll never tire of this album, attempting to pick apart the layers of music in the sunshine, closing my eyes and wanting nature to keep its voice down so I could hear everything.”
– Dawn of the Deaf
Maybeshewill is a five piece instrumental band from Leicester, UK. They’ve worked tirelessly of five years through endless touring and three studio 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 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 and mainland Europe to promote the release.
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‘ on Function records 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. Having released second single ‘Critical Distance‘ on 7 ”in March 2011, their third studio album ‘I was here for a moment, then I was gone‘ was released in the UK, Europe and Japan in June.
Approaching the record as if they were recording their first album, it saw the band move to using studio spaces for the first time, though still keeping engineering in-house. 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 unprecidented turn up for the books the album was played back to back in it’s entirety on Kerrang Radio in it’s week or release and gained the band ‘Band of the Week’ accolade on RockSound’s website for two weeks running.
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- Start: 20:30
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