Since the October release of their long-awaited debut album, ‘For the Company’, Little May have been travelling the world on their 25 date Australian, US, UK and Europe tour, showcasing what Little May do best – slow-burning, melancholic melodies that reflect equal parts hope and heartbreak. The Sydney outfit will be home to play the Falls Festival and Southbound festivals and have just been announced to play their biggest shows to date supporting City and Colour in March and April of 2016.
Little May was asked by Tavi Gevinson’s, Rookie Magazine to craft a cover for their October Theme Song. The trio offered their interpretation of the majestic Yeah Yeah Yeah’s classic ‘Skeletons’, adding their haunting harmonies and their own melodic magic.
triple j feature album, ‘For the Company’ was produced by Aaron Brooking-Dessner (The National) and was recorded in the Future Past Studios – a converted nineteenth-century church in Hudson, New York, which as Sterogum states “Feels totally appropriate — their music has a sense of drama to it, a stateliness and a dark romanticism befitting the echoey chambers that will look like this”.
Little May and their enchanting live show have caught the attention of tastemakers far beyond their hometown, with support from Seattle’s infamous KEXP, added to Eclectic24 playlist on LA’s KCRW and a live session on NYC’s WFVU as well as WNYC. Across the bond, ‘For The Company’ was spotlighted on Huw Stephens ‘It’s Album Time’ segment on BBC Radio 1 with a playlist addition on X Radio and airplay across Amazing Radio, Radio 2 and Radio 6. Rock On Philly in the US notes, “One of the most captivating things about Little May is their beautiful vocal harmony. It’s already great just with Fields’ vocals, but when the layers of vocals are created with the addition of Liz Drummond and Annie Hamilton, it becomes magic.”
It’s safe to say that the last two years have been a whirlwind for the age-old friends – from topping Hype Machine and AMRAP community radio chart to international festival appearances at the likes of Mumford & Sons’ Gentlemen of the Road in New Jersey, invited to play Reading and Leeds Festivals, support slots with the likes of Bernard Fanning, Angus and Julia Stone and Cold War Kids and their dream-come-true online art campaign, #ArtFortheCompany.
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Little May On Tour
The Falls Music And Arts Festival
Sun 10th Jan – Southbound Festival
City and Colour Supports:
Saturday, 26th March – The Tivoli, Brisbane
Monday, 28th March – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide (All Ages)
Wednesday, 30th March – Red Hill Auditorium, Perth
Saturday, 2nd April – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne (All Ages)
Monday, 4th April – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (All Ages)
Friday, 8th April – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul (All Ages)
Little May’s debut album ‘For the Company’ is OUT NOW via Dew Process and UMA Recordings, purchase it digitally here