Known for their dark tangle of raw lyrics, honest and haunting melodies and voices upon voices upon voices, Sydney-based outfit Little May today return with their highly anticipated single and video for ‘Home’. Produced by and recorded with Aaron Brooking Dessner (The National) in upstate New York, ‘Home’ arrives as the first cut from their forthcoming debut album and captures an intensity now trademark of Little May’s music.
Recorded in the main hall at Future Past Studios – a converted nineteenth-century church in Hudson, New York, the video clip was produced by acclaimed videographer Tim Sessler (Brooklyn Aerials), known for the ground breaking short-film ‘Moments’. While recording in the historic building the band drew inspiration for the video from the studio’s CCTV network, which allows producers in the basement control room to watch and communicate with those on the studio level upstairs. The studio footage is juxtaposed with vignettes depicting the concept of ‘Home’ in various neighbourhoods in New York and Brooklyn.
Little May on recording ‘Home’:
“Home’ was one of the first songs we recorded with Aaron. It’s an old song, revisited. It had been written three years prior, from a place where a sense of belonging was being constantly chased. I think we will always associate this song, and this whole album, with Hudson and the time we all spent there.”
Having spent a significant amount of time overseas over the last 12 months, Annie Hamilton, Liz Drummond and Hannah Field are continuing to play sold out sets across their home turf in Australia, as well as the UK, Europe and the US. Their May/June 2015 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 where they also supported The Vaccines for a handful of select dates. The outfit will also be performing at Reading Festival and Leeds Festival later this year.
Little May have acquired a fast-growing fan club of international tastemakers since releasing their debut EP late last year. With tracks such as ‘Boardwalks’, ‘Hide’, ‘Dust’ and ‘Bones’, the three-piece have acquired over one million soundcloud plays, three million Spotify streams, topped the Hype Machine charts three times and enjoyed airplay and support across Triple J and community radio, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, XFM and Amazing Radio. The EP was #42 most added to college radio in the US, with the band tipped as an “act to watch” by The Guardian, Huffington Post, UK’s Sunday Times and also given the nod of approval from NPR’s Bob Boilen.
‘Home’ is available digitally now via Dew Process and UMA Recordings
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Little May’s debut album will be released later in 2015