Today, Leicestershire, UK's own Maybeshewill released their forth coming album, "I Was Here For A Moment, Then I Was Gone" off of Function Records. To start things off right, then, 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.
In case you are unfamiliar, Maybeshewill is James Collins (drums), Matt Daly (keyboards) John Helps (guitar), Robin Southby (guitar) and Jamie Ward (bass). Over the past five years, between endless touring and three full-length albums, Maybeshewill has had the fortune to build up a loyal and enthusiastic following across the world. Furthermore, with a steadfast DIY ethic, the band have self-recorded all their material to date, making them one of the prime inspirations to any up and comer within the indie field.
The band released their debut four-track EP entitled "Japanese Spy Transcript" on their own label, Robot Needs Home Records in early 2006, an EP 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. Eventually Nottingham's Field Records would release the band's self-recorded debut album Not For Want Of Trying in May 2008, receiving high praise from the likes of Huw Stephen (BBC Radio 1), RockSound (8/10), Kerrang (4/5) and Drowned In Sound (8/10), amongst many others.
A year later, in June 2009, Sing The Word Hope In Four-Part Harmony (a personal favorite) was released, once again through Field Records. After touring worldwide, the band finally joined up with Function Records 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. If this resume doesn't get ya excited, I'm not really sure what will. What ever your inclination may be, take it form me: this is an album you do not want to miss. So far, every album by Maybeshewill has gotten progressively better. "I Was Here For A Moment, Then I Was Gone" is no different. Enjoy.