Well, we’re home.

We need to extend an incredibly warm thank you to The Dillinger Escape Plan family; Ben, Greg, Liam, James, Billy, Jess, Reid, Jeff, Adi and Keaton for taking us on the road for the longest straight tour of our lives so far. It was an incredible adventure. Thank You.

So, what’s next? Well, we have booked studio time and will be heading in to start work on record number four in the very, very near future. We have visions of a release in the first half of next year, but we’ll have to get back to you on that.

We’ve been playing some songs at the shows over the last six months, so maybe you’ve had a little teaser of what to expect already. The internet sees everything.

Anyway, thats us done for shows for the next couple of months. We’ve put all our merch back up the store before we go in to hiding, so pick up anything you may want now and we’ll see you on the road in 2014.

Mswx

Hey!

It’s been a little while since we posted here, but we’ve been pretty busy. We’ve been away from our homes, friends and families for over a month already, but we’re about to head in to the final leg of the shows we’re doing with The Dillinger Escape Plan. So far it’s been an incredible experience and we’ve met plenty of new people and seen some incredible places, but it will be nice to be back in our home country and occasionally our own beds.

Anyway, for the UK shows the tour is joined by the mighty Three Trapped Tigers, which nudges us in to the opening slots on the bills, consequently it’s important that you know that we’ll be playing super early at some venues.

Here are the approximate times for doors as we write. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE check with the venue and make sure you’re not travelling to see us only to watch us casually walk off stage. I mean, Three Trapped Tigers and Dillinger are unbelievable bands, but we’d like to have the opportunity to play to you too. We recommend getting down for doors or very shortly after.

31/10 – BRIGHTON CONCORDE 2 – 19:00
01/11 – CARDIFF SOLUS – 19:00
02/11 -LEEDS COCKPIT – 19:00
04/11 -ABERDEEN GARAGE – 18:30
05/11 -GLASGOW GARAGE – 18:30
06/11 -MANCHESTER ACADEMY – 18:30
07/11 -WOLVERHAMPTON SLADE ROOMS – 19:00
08/11 -LONDON KOKO – 18:00
09/11 -NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY – 18:00

We’re looking forward to seeing your friendly faces, so don’t let us down on this one!

Yours,

Maybeshewill

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Fast on the heels of the announcement that we’ll be supporting Dillinger in the UK, we’ve been added as main support for all of their mainland Europe dates as well. We’ll be visiting a bunch of new places and some old favourites on this run which sees us on the road for a grand total of six weeks with the New Jersey boys.

The full dates are as follows, including a couple of festivals and warm up shows at the start of the run…

SEPTEMBER

WARM UP SHOWS AND FESTIVALS
20 – NL, TILBURG, Incubate Festival [ TICKETS ]
21 – BE, ROESELARE, Indie’d Festival [ TICKETS ]

DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN SHOWS
25 – FR, BORDEAUX, Krakatoa [ TICKETS ]
26 – FR, TOULOUSE, La Dynamo [ TICKETS ]
27 – FR, CLERMONT-FERRAND, La Coopérative De Mai [ TICKETS ]
28 – FR, PARIS, Le Divan Du Monde [ TICKETS ]
29 – FR, LYON, Le Transbordeur [ TICKETS ]
30 – CH, ZURICH, Komplex [ TICKETS ]

OCTOBER

02 – DE, KARLSRUHE, Substage [ TICKETS ]
03 – DE, MÜNICH, Strom [ TICKETS ]
04 – IT, ROMAGNANO SESIA, R’n’R Arena [ TICKETS ]
05 – HR, ZAGREB, Tvornica Kulture [ TICKETS ]

06 – HU, BUDAPEST, A38 [ TICKETS ]

08 – SK, BRATISLAVA, Randall [ TICKETS ]

09 – AT, VIENNA, Szene [ TICKETS ]

10 – CZ, PRAGUE, Rock Café [ TICKETS ]

11 – CZ, OSTRAVA, Barrak Club [ TICKETS ]

12 – PL, KRAKOW, Kwadrat [ TICKETS ]

13 – PL, WARSAW, Progresja [ TICKETS ]

15 – DE, LEIPZIG, Conne Island [ TICKETS ]

16 – DE, BERLIN, Lido [ TICKETS ]

17 – DK, COPENHAGEN, Pumpehuset [ TICKETS ]

18 – SE, MALMÖ, KB [ TICKETS ]

19 – SE, STOCKHOLM, Klubben [ TICKETS ]

20 – NO, OSLO, Parkteatren [ TICKETS ]

22 – DK, ÅRHUS, Vox Hall [ TICKETS ]

23 – DE, HAMBURG, Knust [ TICKETS ]

24 – DE, WIESBADEN, Schlachthof [ TICKETS ]

25 – DE, KÖLN, Luxor [ TICKETS ]

26 – NL, AMSTERDAM, Melkweg [ TICKETS ]

27 – NL, NIJMEGEN, Doornroosje [ TICKETS ]

29 – NL, DEN HAAG, Paard KZ [ TICKETS ]

30 – BE, ANTWERP, Trix [ TICKETS ]
31 – UK, BRIGHTON, Concorde 2 [ TICKETS ]

NOVEMBER

01 – UK, CARDIFF, Solus [ TICKETS ]
02 – UK, LEEDS, The Cockpit [ TICKETS ]
04 – UK, ABERDEEN, Garage [ TICKETS ]
05 – UK, GLASGOW, Garage [ TICKETS ]
06 – UK, MANCHESTER, Academy 2 [ TICKETS ]
07 – UK, WOLVERHAMPTON, Slade Rooms [ TICKETS ]
08 – UK, LONDON, Koko [ TICKETS ]
09 – UK, NOTTINGHAM, Rock City [ TICKETS ]

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We are incredibly excited to announce that we will be supporting the mighty DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN on their September – November UK. They’re also joined by the brilliant THREE TRAPPED TIGERS for these shows. The dates are as follows…

OCTOBER

31 – BRIGHTON, UK – Concorde 2 [ Tickets ]

NOVEMBER

01 – CARDIFF, UK – Solus [ Tickets ]
02 – LEEDS, UK – The Cockpit [ Tickets ]
04 – ABERDEEN, UK – The Garage [ Tickets ]
05 – GLASGOW, UK – The Garage [ Tickets ]
06 – MANCHESTER, UK – Academy 2 [ Tickets ]
07 – WOLVERHAMPTON, UK – Slade Rooms [ Tickets ]
08 – LONDON, UK – Koko [ Tickets ]
09 – NOTTINGHAM, UK – Rock City [ Tickets ]

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As part of their preview coverage for ArcTanGent, the brilliant Musical Mathematics have released a compilation of literally TONNES of tracks by the bands and musicians playing this years festival. The compilation is called  ‘Sixth Sixth Sixth: An ArcTanGent Compilation’ and we’re excited that Red Paper Lanterns is included amongst the many contributions.

Head over to the Musical Mathematics bandcamp page to download it.

We kinda realised we weren’t using our website as much as we should, and anyway, we’ve been pretty quiet over the last six months – so here’s a little update on whats been going on in 2013 so far…

We’ve had an awesome first half of the year playing some old favourite festivals and some we’ve never been to before. Hit The Deck, Denovali, Live at Leeds, 2000 Trees, Handmade, Night of the Prog, Dour and Tramlines were all incredible in their own special ways, and there are still a few chances to catch us before the end of the summer. This weekend we head to Greenville Festival and Omas Teich in Germany, Next week we hit Y Not and at the end of August we top off our festival season with two sets at ArcTanGent – one of which has been voted for by you guys. We’re pretty excited.

In between times we’ve been working on album 4 and things are finally starting to come together pretty well. We’ll hopefully be heading in to the studio before the end of the year, with the record coming out in the first half of next year. Fingers crossed.

If you’re coming to festivals track us down and say hi.

Mswx

In the eight or so years we’ve been making music we’ve never once used our rights as the copyright holders of our music to have anything removed from YouTube. Infact we’ve enjoyed a lot of the ways people have used the music – the unofficial videos, the documentaries and video projects – and although we still reserve the rights to request removal when necessary, until this week we’d never had to intervene.

That said, earlier this week we became aware that a YouTube user had used our music (He Films The Clouds Pt. 2) to soundtrack a video promoting and attempting to Justify the recent English Defence League march in Birmingham. If you’re not aware of the organisation they ‘officially’ oppose radical islam, but generally exhibit even more prejudiced and sinister motives. Although we respect everyones right to free speech, we do not wish to be associated in any way with such an organisation, be it officially or by the use of our music by anyone representing or associated with them. We immediately requested the removal of our music from the video, and consequently the videos removal from YouTube via official channels.

We’re making this statement because two days later the video is still live, although we’re not going to link to it here. It’s views have skyrocketed, and someone has added a ‘buy this music from iTunes’ link, now directly connecting us to the video. We’re making this statement because if you’ve come here as a supporter of the organisation we want you to know that although we can’t ask you not to listen to our music, we’d like to pass on the following message: We as a band are disgusted that someone would think that our music was appropriate to soundtrack a video promoting an organisation which espouses hatred and inequality, stemming from ignorance and misplaced fear. We are not the band for you.

We’re proud to live in one of the most diverse and cooperative cities in the United Kingdom, and everything we’ve ever written comes from five people with an intensely positive worldview. We’re not naive, and we know the world isn’t a perfectly functioning ecosystem, but hatred and racism has no place in it. Do not use our music to soundtrack your videos. We will ensure every last one is removed from the internet.

We’d like to direct you to an organisations we do respect the views and opinions of, and encourage anyone reading this to show their support: http://lovemusichateracism.com

John
Maybeshewill