“Little May display that rare quality of having the songs to match the hype. 2015 could indeed be their year.” – Songwriting Magazine
Acclaimed Sydney-based outfit Little May today reveal the details of their highly anticipated debut album and forthcoming 25-date international tour to present the work to fans around the world. Titled ‘For The Company’, and produced by Aaron Brooking Dessner (The National), the 11-track LP will be released on October 9 via Dew Process/Universal Music Australia. The highly anticipated album includes the Hype Machine topping single, Hide as a bonus track, which is taken from the band’s 2014 debut EP. The act will play four live shows for Australian audiences this September before embarking on an extensive tour of the US, UK and Europe.
The announcement comes just a few weeks after the group blew fans away with the Tim Sessler-directed video for the album’s first single – the fragile, dark and intense ‘Home’. The single currently sits at #4 on Amrap’s AirIt metro chart locally, and has been receiving international recognition with airplay across the likes of BBC Radio 1, Radio 2 and Radio 6.
Fans of Dessner and The National, it was a career-defining moment when Aaron expressed great interest in working with the band. During April and May of 2015,Annie Hamilton, Liz Drummond and Hannah Field, along with their band, comprised of Cat Hunter and Mark Harding, made their way to Hudson in upstate New York and began recording their debut album with Aaron.
“It was a dream of ours to work with Aaron Dessner. We are so incredibly grateful to have had the opportunity to make this album with him, and Jonathan Lowe, who engineered and mixed the album. Aaron captured the heart of what we are about, and we couldn’t be more thankful,” Little May say about the experience.
Recorded in the main hall at Future Past Studios, a converted nineteenth-century church in Hudson, New York, the unique setting helped capture an intensity now trademark of Little May’s music. With the remainder of the album completed in Aaron’s garage in Brooklyn, New York set the visual soundtrack for this unique experience, as documented in the accompanying video for ‘Home’.
Their May/June European tour saw them selling out their London show two months in advance, alongside a packed Paris performance and string of UK dates. Across the pond in the US, Little May played alongside the likes of Mumford & Sons, Alabama Shakes and The Flaming Lips on the Gentlemen of the Road tour, before their performance at Bonnaroo Festival. The outfit will also perform at Reading Festival, Leeds Festival and Electric Picnic in August.
L I T T L E M A Y
For The Company Tour
On sale 9am Thursday 16 July
Ticket $15.00+ booking fee online | $20.00 on door
Friday 18th September
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney NSW
Saturday 19th September
The Foundry, Brisbane QLD
Thursday 24th September
The Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC
Saturday 26th September
Jack Rabbit Slims, Perth WA
For full list of international dates click here
LITTLE MAY // For The Company
Oh My My
Bow & Arrow
Where Do You Sleep
The Shine Is Brighter At Night
Hide [Bonus track]
Little May’s debut album will be released October 9 via Dew Process and UMA Recordings
‘Home’ is available digitally here