Today our second record, Sing the Word Hope in Four-Part Harmony turns ten years old. It's a record that we didn't come back to much in the later years of Maybeshewill, but it's one that is steeped in so many memories of community and endless tours with bands who have gone on to be life long friends. Co-Conspirators, one of the few songs that stayed in our shows, was named in reference to the tight knit scene of Leicester bands we grew up in, and it feels something of a bitter sweet coincidence that Her name is Calla, with whom we released a split 12" at the time, and who were the last of that generation of bands still standing, came to an end mere days ago. It could be dispiriting that ten years on the monologue from the album's title track - a collage of other peoples writing on politics and society in general - still feels relevant, but this was always intended to be a largely optimistic record. "These are tough times, but we seek solace in our friends and co-conspirators. We make small differences in each others lives and dream that we can make real progress." Listen here: https://bit.ly/2Z92Rtq
Earlier this year we were privileged to be invited to play Robert Smith's Meltdown at London's Southbank Centre. Our friend, Fraser West of WeTheConspirators, documented the process of preparing for the show - from early rehearsals, through an intimate warm up show, to the performance itself. This is his film. Filmed and Edited by WeTheConspirators.
When we said we wanted to do a warm up show, I’m not sure we meant quite that warm. Thank you so much Leicester and thanks to The Cookie and &U&I. Tomorrow we play Robert Smith’s Meltdown at London’s Southbank Centre with iLiKETRAiNS and accompanied by some incredible friends on strings and brass. There are a handful of tickets left if you’d like to join us: https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/129162-maybeshewill-2018
This Sunday. Maybeshewill and iliketrains at Robert Smith's Meltdown in London's Southbank Centre. Tickets: https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/129162-maybeshewill-2018
There are less than 100 tickets remaining for our Robert Smith's Meltdown Festival show on the 24/06. Tickets are available here: https://bit.ly/2MlbbAK There are less than 30 tickets left for our warm up show at The Cookie, Leicester. They are available from https://bit.ly/2t44dan and https://bit.ly/2JCrb3q These are the only shows we're planning for the foreseeable future, and it would be incredible to see as many friendly faces at them as possible.
Meltdown rehearsals are going well. There are a few tickets left if you want to join us in London for one night only: https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/129162-maybeshewill-2018
The last few seats remaining for our show at Meltdown festival. We’re performing with a string and brass section in Queen Elizabeth Hall alongside our friends iLiKETRAiNS. Once they’re gone they’re gone: https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/129162-maybeshewill-2018
We’ve begun rehearsals for our show at Robert Smith’s Meltdown Festival this June. It’s the first time we’ve all been in the same room since Koko and it feels good. We’re absolutely delighted to be bringing some phenomenally talented friends to accompany us on strings and brass for the show. There are very limited tickets still available which you can get here: https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/129162-maybeshewill-2018
Ten years ago today we put our first album, Not For Want of Trying, out in to the world. If we're honest we didn't think anyone would ever listen to it. Everything that has happened since was a relentless series of incredible suprises. We decided we wanted to comemorate the releases anniversary in some small way, so James, John and Robin got together with bassist at the time Andrew Jackson to talk with our long time friend and supporter Remfry Dedman about how the record came together, how it was recorded, how we feel about it in hindsight and how it fits in to Maybeshewill history. Camera David Wilson Clarke Nick Lee Shield Fraser West Edit WeTheConspirators
We’re incredibly humbled to have been asked back for a one-off show at London’s Southbank Centre as part of Robert Smith’s Meltdown. Tickets: https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/129162-maybeshewill-2018
We are pleased to announce that we will be playing a special, one off show in the Queen Elizabeth Hall at London’s Southbank Centre as part of Robert Smith's Meltdown on the 24th June. We were incredibly flattered that Robert asked us to join the line-up and once the shock wore off we decided that, honestly, It’s not the sort of invitation you turn down. As rehearsals get underway we’ll be able to tell you a bit more about what we have planned, but we’re delighted to be joined for the show by our friends iLiKETRAiNS. On-sale to Southbank Centre members: 13th of April - 10 am (GMT) On-sale to the general public: 16th of April - 10 am (GMT)
Bandcamp users! We thought it would be a brilliant an idea to move our music to an individual artist page with The Robot Needs Home Collective, rather than just on their label page, but in the process of doing so didn't consider how it would affect people who wanted the music in their collections, or who's primary method of listening to our music was in the Bandcamp app. We're in the process of figuring out how to fix this with Bandcamp, but if you're affected please feel free to message us through here in the interim.