Maybeshewill announce new album ‘No Feeling is Final’ and video for ‘Refuturing’
|MAYBESHEWILL ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ‘NO FEELING IS FINAL’|
UK post-rock legends MAYBESHEWILL have announced their return with a new album ‘No Feeling is Final’ due out on November 19th.
Since 2006, the band have released four full-length albums of towering, cinematic instrumental music. After a decade long career that saw them tour across four continents they bowed out in 2016 with a sold out show at London’s 1400 capacity KOKO Theatre.
Having reformed briefly in 2018 at the request of The Cure’s Robert Smith for a show at Meltdown Festival, 2021 sees the band return with their first new material since 2014’s Fair Youth. Having worked on ideas separately in the intervening years, it was the sketches of music that woudl become ‘No Feeling is Final’ that pulled the band back together. Building on the songs that they felt needed to be heard, together.
The band explains:
‘No Feeling is Final’ was born from a place of weary exasperation. From the knowledge that we’re living in a world hurtling towards self-destruction. We watch as forests burn and seas rise. As the worst tendencies of humanity are championed by those in power; rage, fear, greed and apathy. We see every injustice, every conflict, every catastrophe flash up on our screens. We stay complacent and consume to forget our complicity in the structures and systems that sustain that behaviour. As the world teeters on the edge of disaster, we sigh and keep scrolling, the uneasy feeling in our stomachs eating away at us a little more each day.
However easy it would be to switch off and pretend all is lost, there’s no choice but to remain engaged. To set that feeling of hopelessness aside and use the fear and frustration as fuel to make something positive.
‘No Feeling is Final’ is a message of hope and solidarity. It’s a story of growing grassroots movements across the world that are rejecting the doomed futures being sold to us, and imagining new realities based on equality and sustainability. It’s a reckoning with the demons in our histories and a promise to right the wrongs of the past. It’s a plea to take action in shaping the world we leave for future generations. It’s a simple gesture of reassurance to anyone else struggling in these troubled times: “Just keep going. No feeling is final.’
Continuing and building on the self sufficient DIY ethos that has been core to their existence, ‘No Feeling is Final’ was once again recorded and produced by bassist Jamie Ward and will be released on the band’s own Robot Needs Home Collective label, in collaboration with close friends Wax Bodega (North America), New Noise (Asia) & Bird’s Robe (Australasia) on 19 November.
Guitarist Robin Southby shared a short message about the new single, video & planned shows here::The concept of ‘Refuturing’ describes the imagining of new futures, completely removed from any previously held notion of what lies ahead. With the climate destruction we are currently seeing across the globe, providing an alternative to the doomed planet scenario that is pervasive in the discourse surrounding climate change is a totally necessary action if we are to move forward with renewed optimism.Taking its sonic cues from contemporary film scores and sound design, the track is an auditory vision of a future where we strive to change our relationship with the natural world and with one another in order to avert the worst effects of the climate crisis. The outro features a heartfelt improvised solo by saxophonist Marcus Joseph, ending the track on a tender, intimate note.Tickets for our Islington Assembly Hall album release show on 15th December 2021 and our 2022 European tour are on sale now.Thanks for sticking with us.
‘NO FEELING IS FINAL’ is out 19 November on LP, CD & digitally through Bird’s Robe (Australia) & is also available internationally through Wax Bodega, New Noise & Robot Needs Home/Cargo distribution.
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Order & listen to ‘Refuturing’ here
‘No Feeling is Final’ track listing:
1. We’ve Arrived at the Burning Building
4. Invincible Summer
5. The Weight of Light
6. Refuturing (feat. Marcus Joseph)
7. Green Unpleasant Land
8. Even Tide
9. The Last Hours
Jamie Ward – bass
Matthew Daly – keyboard
Robin Southby – guitar
John Helps – guitar
James Collins – drums