Release Date: Aug 25, 2014
Record label: Superball Music
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
Leicester’s Maybeshewill have been waving the flag for instrumental music for almost a decade now, and in the process have become one of the UK’s most well respected and praised post-rock bands. But with an extensive catalogue of building epics already in place, what’s left for a band that have already done so much? Followers of bands like This Will Destroy You, 65daysofstatic, Mogwai and Explosions In The Sky will perhaps already be familiar with the piano-meets-guitar soundtrack sound of Maybeshewill. Consistent and always approachable, the 5-piece are relentless when it comes to creating well-produced albums and compelling on-stage performances.
It's right there in the name. Maybeshewill. A sense of romantic optimism. Idealism, perhaps. Emotion has played a consistent part in the Leicester outfit's sweeping arrangements to date. Where post rock brethren like, say, This Will Destroy You connect through heavyweight assault, Maybeshewill, for ….
Leicester post-rockers Maybeshewill return with their fourth album this month. Here's our verdict. It’s fair to say that post-rock is, by and large, not a genre that’s generally associated with positivity. With that in mind, the fourth album from Leicester’s Maybeshewill is almost relentlessly upbeat, and a pleasant surprise.
Review Summary: “I want you to get up right now and go to the window, open it, and stick your head out, and yell, ‘I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!’”The summary of this review is the white-hot conclusion of a speech from actor Peter Finch’s character in the 1976 movie Network. The more Howard Beale speaks, the angrier he realizes he is- what began as an innocent enough economic treatise transforms into rage, outright and infinite. It’s more than that, though- Beale’s tired of ambivalence.