Before they embark on a national tour next month, Little May today bare their new single ‘Seven Hours’ which has just premiered via Stereogum. Showcasing what Little May do best – slow-burning, melancholic melodies that reflect equal parts hope and heartbreak, the second single is taken from their debut album “For The Company” available October 9 via Dew Process/Universal Music Australia.
With only four live shows scheduled for Australian audiences before embarking on a 25-date tour of the US, UK and Europe, Little May today announce that fans will also be able to catch the ethereal offerings of triple J Unearthed winner and folktronica fiend, Gordi as well as songwriting sir, Jim Lawrie who will be supporting the outfit on the East Coast run of dates. Perth supports will be announced soon. Tickets are selling fast and fans are advised to purchase now.
Written in Jindabyne, Little May explain that the haunting mood of the song perfectly reflects the location in which it was written. “We were at an isolated property with no phone reception or outside distractions – the view we had was of a dark, ominous lake surrounded by fantastic mountains. Being around the majesty of the Snowy Mountains and the surrounding countryside was surreal and helped to unlock what is now ‘Seven Hours’.”
Taken from the act’s 11-track Aaron Brooking Dessner-produced album, ‘Seven Hours’ follows the fragile, dark and intense first single ‘Home’ which reached #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, a feature in Clash Magazine.
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.
For The Company TourAUSTRALIAN DATES
Tickets selling fast!
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’s debut album will be released October 9 via Dew Process and UMA Recordings.
Pre-order “For The Company” here