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Maybshewill Bring Instrumental Illness to The Bowery Ballroom

February 19th, 2016

While still in college, guitarists John Helps and Robin Southby formed the instrumental outfit Maybeshewill more than a decade ago in the East Midlands of England. The lineup has changed over the years—James Collins (drums), Jamie Ward (bass) and Matthew Daly (keys) round out the group—but the band still deftly mixes electronic samples with live instrumentation into their own unique sound. Maybeshewill (above, doing “Co-Conspirators”) have been compared to Sigur Rós, and following the group’s most recent release, 2014’s Fair Youth (stream it below), DIY magazine noted that “Maybeshewill have never sounded better.” Find out just how great they sound in person when Maybeshewill play The Bowery Ballroom on Saturday night. Driftoff, a local four-piece, open the show.