Donning a typically post-rock namesake, Leicester’s Maybeshewill are more than your typical post-rock band. Their early outings were as soaring and epic as a roundhouse kick to the face – e.g. ‘We Called For An Ambulance But A First Engine Came’, ‘How To Have Sex With A Ghost’ – but 2011’s ‘I Was Here For A Moment, Then I Was Gone’ saw a change of pace. In place of the mathy riffs and samples, the band adopted an eloquent, finessed sound – e.g. ‘Red Paper Lanterns’ – that has followed through to the present day’s ‘Fair Youth’.
With a steadfast approach to touring, Maybeshewill aren’t strangers to Bristol, but their calling is always welcomed by a loyal fanbase. The band have previously played at both Hit The Deck and ArcTanGent festival, and have toured with the likes of LITE, And So I Watch You From Afar, and Gallops – to name a few.
If you haven’t already been post/math rocked to death this year, I strongly urge you pick up a ticket and head down to the Exchange this December 11th. Call it an early Christmas present if you have to.
Check out ‘Not For Want Of Trying’ right here: