Maybeshewill: “On this record, we tried to lean less heavily on powerchords for the energy and find other ways to employ the guitars”

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In the mid-2000s, a string of critically acclaimed albums and relentless touring earned Maybeshewill a cult following.

On their early releases, the band mixed heavy guitars and electronics with elements of math-rock and post-rock. EPs like Japanese Spy Transcript established them as one of the most viscerally exciting bands on the UK instrumental scene.

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Alex Lynham

Alex Lynham is a gear obsessive who's been collecting and building modern and vintage equipment since he got his first Saturday job. Besides reviewing countless pedals for Total Guitar, he's written guides on how to build your first pedal, how to build a tube amp from a kit, and briefly went viral when he released a glitch delay pedal, the Atom Smasher.