TOUR PREVIEW: Maybeshewill “Fair Youth” Tour 2014

The ever-touring Maybeshewill are without a doubt one of the best bands in post-rock right now. It’s been scientifically proven that it’s impossible to not enjoy yourself at one of their shows. Currently in the middle of a world tour, the Leicester lads will end by travelling these shores once more, bringing along Scotland’s Flood of Red with them. If ever there was a band that you need to see live, it is this one.


 

WHO THEY ARE:

 

Origin: Leicester, England
Label: Superball
Years active: 2005-present
# albums: 4
Members: Robin Southby (guitars, keyboards); John Helps (guitars, keyboards); Jamie Ward (bass); James Collins (drums)

Maybeshewill are no strangers to these shores, having played approximately 10,000 shows in the UK since their formation almost a decade ago. New album ‘In Amber’ is another step up in an already highly decorated career. The Leicester lads seem to gain momentum every show they play, and it’s surely not gonna be long before they’re held in the same respect as bands like Mogwai.


Origin: Airdrie, Scotland
Label: Superball
Years active: 2004-present
# albums: 2
Members: Jordan Spiers (vocals, guitars); Dale Gallacher (synth); Graham Griffith (drums); Sean McGroarty (bass); Ross Taggart

Flood of Red are one of those bands that burst onto the scene with an impressive debut and then for whatever reason, just didn’t progress. The Scots have a new record out entitled ‘Throw’ that will no doubt be sampled heavily on this tour.

Appearing at: All shows except Leicester.


Origin: Luxembourg
Label: Redfield
Years active: 2004-present
# albums: 3
Members: Pzey (vocals, guitar); Falcon (vocals, drums); Tchiggy (vocals, bass); Clem (guitar)

Luxembourg isn’t exactly the first place you’d think of for a post-rock band, or any band for that matter. Mutiny on the Bounty are the kings of party-based lyricless rock and are a top shout for any math or post-rock gig. Sucks to be the cities that miss them.

Appearing at: Brighton (solo date), Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Birmingham.


Origin: Southampton, England
Label: Robot Needs Home
Years active: 2004-present
# albums: 1
Members: Alex, James, James, Josh

Waking Aida are another post-rock band that are sitting under the radar, just waiting to burst over the line in a flurry of emotion and atmosphere. Expect long-building songs that thrill you as much as calm you.

Appearing at: Bristol, Brighton, Southampton, Leicester.


 

WHEN & WHERE THEY’RE PLAYING:

 

DECEMBER 03 – BRIGHTON, Bleach [Mutiny on the Bounty solo date]
DECEMBER 04 @ 19:30 – MANCHESTER, The Deaf Institute [+ Mutiny on the Bounty]
DECEMBER 05 @ 20:00 – LEEDS, Belgrave Music Hall [+ Mutiny on the Bounty]
DECEMBER 06 @ 16:00 – GLASGOW, Stereo [Cut Loose all-dayer: + Mutiny on the Bounty + Jean Jean + Vasa + Dialects + more]
DECEMBER 07 @ 19:30 – BIRMINGHAM, The Flapper [+ Mutiny on the Bounty]
DECEMBER 10 @ 19:30 – CARDIFF, Clwb Ifor Bach [+ Samoans]
DECEMBER 11 @ 19:00 – BRISTOL, Exchange [+ Waking Aida]
DECEMBER 12 @ 19:00 – BRIGHTON, The Green Door Store [+ Waking Aida]
DECEMBER 13 @ 19:30 – SOUTHAMPTON, Joiners Arms [+ Waking Aida]
DECEMBER 20 @ 19:00 – LEICESTER, The Ukrainian Club [+ Speaking In Italics + Waking Aida; no Flood of Red]


 

WHAT THEY’LL BE PLAYING:

 

Using a combination of recent setlists and what’s hot right now, here’s what we predict each band will be playing:

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Written by MG Savage (@MGsavagewriter)