Leicester post-rock quintet Maybeshewill have announced that they will make their first two albums, 2008's Not For Want Of Trying and 2009's Sing the Word Hope In Four-Part Harmony, on vinyl for the very first time.
"Looking back from a decade and a half later they feel like the product of a different band and a different time," the band say. "In many ways they are. Both were recorded in rehearsal rooms, spare bedrooms and borrowed spaces around our city with equipment we cobbled together and with a lot of help and contributions from friends and Leicester’s wider music community.
"We never imagined they would be heard by as many people as they have been and it is incredibly flattering and constantly surprising to us that they have been taken to heart as enthusiastically as they have been. That so many of you have asked us whether there will ever be a vinyl release of either album is genuinely incredible to us.”
The band are making both albums, originally released on the Field label, available to pre-order now, but are aware of potential delays affecting vinyl manufacture at the moment.
‘We’re releasing the two albums as pre-order items, primarily because we have no idea how many of you might want one or both of them," they add. "The manufacture of vinyl is a protracted process at the moment and we expect them to take a minimum of six months to be produced - perhaps a while longer. As they progress through the manufacturing process we will be in touch to confirm your delivery address to ensure they reach you wherever you end up after this time."
Maybeshewill announced they were going on hiatus after a final farewell tour back in April 2016, having released four albums. The band reconvened for 2021's No Feeling Is Final and will perform at Portals Festival in London in May.