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Maybeshewill

I Was Here For A Moment, Then I Was Gone

    Formed in 2005, instrumental 4 piece Maybeshewill have been quietly building an significant worldwide fanbase.. Their first two albums received widespread critical acclaim including glowing reviews and coverage from Kerrang, RockSound, Drowned In Sound and BBC Radio 1. The new album is intended as the soundtrack to an as yet unimagined film; widescreen cinematic highs and haunting moments of quiet played off against intense, almost brutally pounding guitars. They've maintained an intense touring schedule that has seen them play sold out shows across the UK, Europe, Russia and Japan and festival slots at 2000trees, Summer Sundae, Truck, Dot To Dot, Off The Cuff, Dunk! and countless others. In September 2010 they released the first single from the album, entitled "To The Skies From A Hillside" on Nottingham's Field Records before departing their safe home for the previous five years for fresh ears and a new approach at London's Function Records for the second single "Critical Distance" in March 2011.

    Jack Chuter

    Storm Static Sleep: A Pathway Through Post-Rock

      As grunge and britpop ruled the airwaves in the early 90s, post-rock was a vital jolt of innovation. The intricate narratives and sonic cyclones of bands like Slint and Disco Inferno were a welcome antidote to the instant gratification of trad rock. Now, more than 20 years on, post-rock’s mark on the cultural landscape is significant. Dedicated festivals draw huge crowds and the music is a favourite for film soundtracks and adverts, unique in its compound of emotional sensitivity and visceral clout. Meanwhile, the audience has bloomed into an international community whose devotion borders on the obsessive. Storm Static Sleep unpicks the meaning of post-rock, travelling back to its origins to interrogate the journalists who championed it and the bands who renounced it.

      Featuring over 30 first-hand interviews with some of the most prominent names in post-rock – including Mogwai, Tortoise, Steve Albini, Mono, Isis, Slint and God Is An Astronaut – alongside analysis of key records that changed the face of music, Storm Static Sleep will open your eyes – and ears – to one of music’s most exciting genres.

      “In some ways ‘post-rock’ is just a continuation of impulses that crop up within the progressive era, and then again with post-punk. Leaving behind rock, taking on outside influences, responding to the cutting edge of black music, etherealizing to the point of losing the rhythmic pulse ” Simon Reynolds, Author/Journalist. 

      “I was really into anti-guitar, anti-chops, anti-solos. I just wanted to f*ck it up.” David Pajo, Slint. 

      “We never had a discussion about it, just as we never talked about whether there should be vocals. It was just like, ‘okay – let’s try something’. I guess we were just interested in seeing what we could do with the resources we had available.” - John McEntire, Tortoise, Gastr Del Sol, Bastra. 

      “I remember the first time someone asked about it [post-rock] and I had no idea what they were talking about.” Stuart Braithwaite, Mogwai.



      Navigator is the third album by Her Name is Calla and their first through Function Records. It follows on from their critically acclaimed album The Quiet Lamb. Written over the course of the last three tumultuous years as life, death, distance, divorce and everything else in between tried its best to pull the band apart. It retains the bands own personal sound of soaring strings, and crescendos with footing equally in rock, electronica and folk.

      The album was written largely by Tom (Vocals/guitar) and Adam (Drums/keys) sending countless demo’s to each other over several years. Navigator is a story of dreams that fail and do not materialise as youth slips away. It is the story of leaving one life behind and heading into the unknown of another. It is a story of losing love, life, faith and identity, and the great depression that brings. More importantly, it is about finding the way back home again.

      Heroic Dose is the 2nd album from Leeds' These Monsters and the follow up to 2010's Call Me Dragon. Now a three piece following their saxophonist’s move to China their sound has evolved from freaked out riff-driven space prog force to a more grimy aggressive speed fueled punk; the 6 minute, principally instrumental slabs of Sabbathesque riffage replaced with songs barely half that length that have more in common with other bands from the Leeds scene from which they emerged such as Pulled Apart By Horses and Hawk Eyes.

      On Histories Of Rosenberg

      On Histories Of Rosenberg EP

      On Histories of Rosenberg can swell from a shimmering hush to full cinematic bloom in a matter of seconds, before arcing off on some other fractured, razor-edged tangent. Having recently changed their name from previous incarnation Caesura this new and exciting entity release their debut self-titled EP on Function Records. The record comes laden with cascading guitar lines and enveloping piano, set against an explosive rhythm section and richly harmonic vocal lines, conveying a deep, surreal and sometimes starkly honest lyricism.


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