Maybeshewill – In Amber – Play It Again, Sam

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Perpetual Motion

Leicester instrumentalists Maybeshewill could never be accused of resting on their laurels. Theirs has been a career of constant progress, and the shedding of old elements for new. Their 2008 debut Not For The Want Of Trying was as heavy as famed WWF (WWE?) wrestler Yokozuna as it seamlessly combined Deftones’ heavy as thunder riffs with the ethereal instrumental explorations of Sigur Ros. 2009’s Sing The Word Hope In Four-Part Harmony was more ambitious, soaring and focused, employing strings and including an excerpt from a famous speech by television journalist Edward R. Murrow. 2011 saw the release of I Was Here For A Moment, And Then I Was Gone. This time around nuance was added to their list of merits. Rough edges were sanded off. Not to the detriment of the music, but only the serve the music’s focus on hope and beauty rather than aggression and anger.

Then, three years of relative silence. Lots of touring but precious little new music. For a band so prolific in the previous three years, one wondered what had happened. It seems that gestation was what happened. “In Amber” is the first offering from their fourth album Fair Youth. The song is a continuation of their work on I Was Here For A Moment, And Then I Was Gone, however, if my guess it correct this is simply to act as a bridge between the previous album and the new one. Progress waits for no man.

Check out the band’s extensive tour dates below:

26/7/2014- Tramlines Festival, Sheffield
16/9/2014 – Pukkelpop, Belgium
29/8/2014 – ArcTanGent Festival, Bristol (2nd Stage headline)
2/9/2014 – Green Theatre, Kiev, Ukraine
3/9/2014 – Republic, Minsk, Belarus
4/9/2014 – Zal Ozhidaniya, St. Petersburg, Russia
5/9/2014 – Arena Hall, Krasnodar, Russia
6/9/2014 – Theatre, Moscow, Russia
7/9/2014 – TBC, Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia
9/9/2014 – Zvezda, Samara, Russia
11/9/2014 – Med, Yekaterinburg, Russia
13/9/2014 – Era, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
14/9/2014 – Mayak, Tomsk, Russia
15/9/2014 – Rock City, Novosibirsk, Russia
17/9/2014 – Little Bar, Chengdu, China
18/9/2014 – Nuts/Vox, Chongqing, China
19/9/2014 – Yugong, Beijing, China
20/9/2014 – Mao, Shanghai, China
21/9/2014 – Vox, Wuhan, China
23/9/2014 – Hidden Agenda, Guangzhou, China
24/9/2014 – B10, Shenzhen, China
25/9/2014 – Hidden Agenda, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
26/9/2014 – The Wall, Taipei, Taiwan
28/9/2014 – Crow Bar, Brisbane, Australia
29/9/2014 – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, Australia
30/9/2014 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, Australia
17/10/2014 – The Garage, London, UK
18/10/2014 – Trix, Antwerp, Belgium
19/10/2014 – 013 Small Hall, Tilburg, Netherlands
20/10/2014 – Patronaat, Haarlem, Netherlands
21/10/2014 – Underground, Cologne, Germany
22/10/2014 – Magnet, Berlin, Germany
23/10/2014 – Minoga, Poznan, Poland
24/10/2014 – Hydrozagadka, Warsaw, Poland
25/10/2014 – Liverpool, Wroclaw, Poland
26/10/2014 – Podnik, Prague, Czech Republic
27/10/2014 – B72, Vienna, Austria
28/10/2014 – Durer Kert, Budapest, Hungary
29/10/2014 – Klub Attack, Zagreb, Croatia
30/10/2014 – Channel Zero, Ljubljana, Slovenia
31/10/2014 – La Tenda, Modena, Italy
1/11/2014 – Lavanderie Ramone, Turin, Italy
2/11/2014 – Sonic, Lyon, France
3/11/2014 – Le Phare, Limoges, France
4/11/2014 – Heretic, Bordeaux, France
5/11/2014 – Sonora, Bilbao, Spain
6/11/2014 – Gare, Porto, Portugal
7/11/2014 – T Club, Madrid, Spain
8/11/2014 – Razz 3, Barcelona, Spain
11/11/2014 – Ebullition, Bulle, Switzerland
12/11/2014 – Kiff, Aarau, Switzerland
13/11/2014 – Keller Klub, Stuttgart, Germany
14/11/2014 – Zoom, Frankfurt, Germany
15/11/2014 – Kleine Freiheit, Osnabruck, Germany
16/11/2014 – Hafenklang, Hamburg, Germany
17/11/2014 – Druckluft, Oberhausen, Germany
18/11/2014 – Petit Bain, Paris, France 

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