Author: John Helps

  • 2023 and Onwards

    2023 and Onwards

    2022 saw us deliver nearly 200 tour shows for a brilliantly diverse range of artists including Carolesdaughter, Cavetown, Frances Forever, Katie Malco, Maybeshewill, Mini Trees, Grace Petrie, Real Friends, Rolo Tomassi, Svalbard and Tiny Moving Parts – including some of the biggest shows of our career to date. We continued to deliver successful album campaigns […]

  • Forgotten Futures First Line-Up Announcement

    Forgotten Futures First Line-Up Announcement

    We are delighted to announce the first twelve acts for Forgotten Futures: Adventures in Sound and Vision. Forgotten Futures is an all-day, multi-stage event which collects together a musically diverse programme of artists from across the UK for immersive performances in spectacular and unusual environments.  We aim to be an ‘accessible’ experimental event – challenging but […]

  • Final Robot Needs Home Shows

    Final Robot Needs Home Shows

    As of the end of 2022 Robot Needs Home will no longer be promoting our regular shows in Leicester. You can still expect occasional larger events, but our time as a regular promoter is largely at an end. We’re proud of what we’ve done over the years, and while it’s been financially ruinous to bring […]

  • January Sale

    January Sale

    For the remainder of the month we’re running a sale on a number of items across the store – specifically merch that was originally intended for Maybeshewill’s London show that has now been postponed until April. Find all the sale items here.

  • Grace Petrie’s Connectivity Makes UK Album Chart

    Grace Petrie’s Connectivity Makes UK Album Chart

    We are extremely pleased to report that Grace Petrie’s new record ‘Connectivity’ has charted at number 37 in the UK album chart, number 2 in the Indie Chart and number 1 on the UK Download Chart. We could not be prouder to have been involved with this release and extend huge congratulations to Grace and […]

  • Maybeshewill Announce Album ‘No Feeling is Final’, Stream Refuturing.

    Maybeshewill Announce Album ‘No Feeling is Final’, Stream Refuturing.

    Maybeshewill have announced the release of their fifth studio album ‘No Feeling is Final’ due out in the UK and Europe through The Robot Needs Home Collective on 19th November 2021. Pre-Order the record on CD or Double LP from our store. The first single, ‘Refuturing’ is now available to stream everywhere, with the video […]

  • Grace Petrie’s Connectivity out October 4th.

    Grace Petrie’s Connectivity out October 4th.

    We are delighted to announce that The Robot Needs Home Collective will be releasing Grace Petrie’s new record ‘Connectivity’ worldwide on October 4th 2021. Pre-orders start this Friday exclusively through Bandcamp (http://gracepetrie.bandcamp.com). “An effervescent charm-bomb or a performer” – The New Yorker “The musical soul of her generation” – Huffington Post

  • Maybeshewill Announce European Tour

    Maybeshewill Announce European Tour

    Maybeshewill have announced that they will be returning to mainland Europe in March 2022. Tickets are on sale this Wednesday, 30th June at 9am CET via the bands website. 11.03 – Cologne – Gebäude 912.03 – Metz – L’Aerogare13.03 – Aarau – Kiff14.03 – Milan – Magnolia15.03 – Karlsruhe – Jubez16.03 – Leipzig – Naumanns17.03 […]

  • Maybeshewill Announce 2021 London Show

    Maybeshewill Announce 2021 London Show

    Maybeshewill have announced their first London headline show since 2016 on Wednesday 15th December at Islington Assembly Hall. Tickets go on sale Wednesday 16th June at 10am via Gigantic and DICE.

  • Maybeshewill release ‘I Was Here For A Moment, Then I Was Gone’ 10th anniversary double LP

    Maybeshewill release ‘I Was Here For A Moment, Then I Was Gone’ 10th anniversary double LP

    “This month, our third record, I Was Here For A Moment, Then I Was Gone turns ten years old. All our releases have an important place in our hearts, but I Was Here For A Moment marked an important inflection point for Maybeshewill. We began the album tour playing to empty rooms in midlands towns and ended it two […]

  • Jo Quail Catalogue Coming to Robot Needs Home

    Jo Quail Catalogue Coming to Robot Needs Home

    We are absolutely delighted to be distributing Jo Quail’s catalogue to streaming services and stores. You can now find her incredible reworking of Caspian’s Malacoda on Spotify, Apple Music and more. More releases will join it in the coming months.

  • Leicester’s Good Friday Announced

    Leicester’s Good Friday Announced

    A group of over 20 Leicester venues, promoters and performers have joined together to arrange a unique online performance on Friday 2nd April (Good Friday) 2021.  The performance will help raise money for those organisations involved in the live entertainment scene in the city and affected by the Covid 19 pandemic.  Confirmed artists include award winning poet Jess […]

  • Forgotten Futures Cancelled

    Forgotten Futures Cancelled

    We are extremely sad to report that Forgotten Futures will no longer be able to take place in May, either as an in person event or as the streamed show we had promised would replace it. Refunds will be issued by our ticketing partners imminently.

  • Grace Petrie announced for HOME live stream from Leicester Cathedral

    Grace Petrie announced for HOME live stream from Leicester Cathedral

    The first of our HOME streamed shows will go live on Friday 26th February, from Leicester Cathedral, and of course it’s our good friend Grace Petrie to kick things off. Grace will be in the chat during the stream answering questions and giving insights in to the songs and the recording. It will then be […]

  • Home: Coming Soon

    Home: Coming Soon

    HOME is The Robot Needs Home Collective’s love letter to the city of Leicester. It will take the form of a series of 10 streamed shows from artists based in the city, filmed in a spectacular array of spaces – celebrating both the wealth of musical talent, and the fabric of the city itself.

  • Watch Peter Wyeth Live From The Surface of Mars

    Watch Peter Wyeth Live From The Surface of Mars

    We had some amazing things planned for Forgotten Futures 2020 that for a long time it looked like wouldn’t come to fruition. Thankfully, a few weeks ago Attenborough Arts Centre let us in to one of the spaces we would have been using for the event to film a couple of special performances. We can […]

  • Support from Arts Council England for Leicester Streamed Shows

    Support from Arts Council England for Leicester Streamed Shows

    We are absolutely delighted to have received support from Arts Council England for the commissioning of a series of live performances from Leicester artists in 2021. The series, entitled ‘Home’, will present the wealth of musical work in the city in some of the city’s most spectacular spaces. We want to celebrate our home city […]

  • Robot Needs Home Joins The Association of Independent Promoters

    Robot Needs Home Joins The Association of Independent Promoters

    We are extremely pleased to be joining The Association of Independent Promoters, alongside a whole raft of awesome people who we’ve looked up to for years. The Association of Independent Promoters (AIP) is a not for profit trade association bringing together independent promoters from across the UK. Their aim is to represent, empower and provide […]

  • Maybeshewill Reveal New Merch

    Maybeshewill Reveal New Merch

    Maybeshewill have announced a range of Merch for 2020 – their first in several years. T-Shirts, hoodies and beanie hats are available, all printed on ethically manufactured and sourced stock. The band are donating a blank beanie to Leicester based homelessness charities for every beanie sold.

  • A White Noise Festival Retrospective

    A White Noise Festival Retrospective

    Back in around 2013 we filmed a load of footage of White Noise Festival, with the intention of making a short film about the beloved local music event. Obviously we forgot to ever actually make it. Earlier this year we found the hours and hours of footage on a hard drive in the bottom of […]

  • For the Benefit of All

    For the Benefit of All

    With Forgotten Futures postponed until May 2021, we’ve decided to bring you the premiere of a special piece of work which was commissioned for the event, live streamed on the day it should originally have been performed. FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL For the benefit of all is a music and story project written and […]

  • Robot at Home Playlist Pt. 2

    Robot at Home Playlist Pt. 2

    Continuing our series of lockdown playlists, here’s the second of our selections of music we’ve been listening to whilst stuck at home. Dig in, and we hope you find something you love.

  • Beef D’Reef join The Collective

    Beef D’Reef join The Collective

    We are excited to welcome Leicester trio Beef D’Reef to The Robot Needs Home Collective. We’ll be releasing their first single on Friday 15th May with more to follow. Beef D’Reef is Xander Driver, Mitch Goodwin (Speaking in Italics) and Max Musson. Think off-kilter riffs, snarled vocals and devastating drums. FFO: Blakfish, The James Cleaver […]

  • ‘Live From Home’ Launched

    ‘Live From Home’ Launched

    Through this period of social distancing, we’ll be announcing a series of socially responsible live events from Robot Needs Home artists and our friends, streamed or published online via our ‘Live From Home‘ page. This will include performances, club nights and more. While we can’t bring people together at conventional shows and club nights we […]