Maybeshewill - Our History Will Be What We Make Of It ...





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Published on Jan 20, 2010

Maybeshewill are an instrumental rock band from Leicester, United Kingdom whose music is characterised by the use of programmed electronic elements alongside more traditional 'rock' instrumentation. From their inception the band have been recognised for their use of monologues and film samples as well as references to popular culture in their song titles.

The musicians which make up Maybeshewill have changed a number of times, with only guitarists Robin Southby and John Helps appearing on every release. However, current drummer James Collins has been with the band since their first tour. This revolving door of musicians was the inspiration behind the title of their debut LP Not For Want Of Trying.

According to press releases, the name Maybeshewill is simply a string of pleasant sounding syllables which have no intrinsic meaning - hence it is being spelt as a single word without spaces.


Our history will be what we make of it
And if there are any historians about fifty or a hundred years from now
And there should be preserved the kinescopes for one week of all three networks
They will there find recorded in black and white and in colour
Evidence of decadence, escapism, and insulation from the realities of the world in which we live
We are currently wealthy, fat, comfortable and complacent
We have a built-in allergy to unpleasant or disturbing information, our mass media reflect this
But unless we get up off our fat surpluses
And recognize that television in the main is being used to distract, delude, amuse and insulate us
And history will take its revenge and retribution will not limp in catching up with us

It may be that he human race is doomed never to learn from its mistakes
We are the only animal on this globe who periodically set out to slaughter each other
For the best, the noblest, the most inescapable of reasons
We know better but we do it again and again, in generation after generation
It may be that our empire too is doomed like all those that have gone before it
To continue to spill and waste its best blood on foreign soil
No matter what we say or do in its place, or think, or believe, or have learned from history
But, thank God for us

Not For Want of Trying (Field Records UK & EU, XTAL JP) (May 2008)
Sing the Word Hope in Four-Part Harmony (Field Records UK & EU, XTAL JP) (June 2009)
Untitled (TBC) (Due 2010)
Japanese Spy Transcript (EP) (XTAL JP) (August 2006)
Singles and Minor Releases
Ann Arbor / Maybeshewill Split (7" Single) (Field Records) (July 2006)
Seraphim & Cherubim / Heartflusters (CD-R Single) (Robot Needs Home) (September 2007)
Anti-Semantics: The Remixes Vol. 1 (CD-R EP) (Robot Needs Home) (May 2008)
Amateur Grammatics: The Remixes Vol. 2 (CD-R EP) (Robot Needs Home) (October 2008)
Maybeshewill / Her Name is Calla Split (12" Single) (Field Records) (November 2008)
Kill All Humans (CD-R Compilation) (Robot Needs Home) (September 2007)
Notes 1 (Mini CD-R and Art Compilation) (Notes) (Unknown 2009)
Tellison - Contact! Contact! Remixed (Remix Compilation) (Drums Don't Kill Records) (January 2009)
White Noise One (CD-R Compilation) (Robot Needs Home) (May 2009)
Not For Want of Trying + 4 (Field Records UK & EU) (Due October 2009)

Sites :


Maybeshewill - Not For Want Of Trying Maybeshewill - He Films the Clouds Pt.2 Maybeshewill - In another Life, When We Are Cats POST ROCK Instrumental Experimental Music Maybeshewill: Last Time This Year Maybeshewill - He Films The Clouds Maybeshewill: Co-Conspirators Maybeshewill - Sing The Word Hope In Four-Part Harmony - Sing The Maybeshewill - Seraphim & Cherubim (Music Video) experimental post rock post metal instrumental top Mogwai - Punk Rock Mogwai - "Friend of the Night" Mogwai - Take me somewhere nice Mogwai - Cody Mogwai - I'm Jim Morrison I'm Dead God Is An Astronaut - Suicide By Star God is an Astronaut - Coda The End of the Beginning - God is an Astronaut god is an astronaut - from dust to the beyond God Is An Astronaut : Route 666 Sigur Ros - Viorar Vel Til Loftarasa - English subtitles Sigur Ros - Hljomalind sigur ros - Svefn-g-englar Glósóli sigur ros - staralfur Alternative rock, krautrock, ambient music, electronica, minimalism, shoegazing Godspeed You! Black Emperor A Silver Mt. Zion jazz Explosions in the Sky Mogwai God Is An Astronaut Una Corda, The Void, Vessels, Talons, 65daysofstatic, Maserati, Red Sparowes, Youthmovies, Yndi Halda, Gifts From Enola, Beware of Safety, Signal Hill, Youth Pictures of Florence Henderson, Caspian, God Is An Astronaut, This Will Destroy You, From Monument to Masses, Port Royal, If These Trees Could Talk post metal black metal eperimental new prog Network - Mad as hell


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