Little May unveil a hauntingly beautiful video for single ‘Seven Hours’ to celebrate the release of their long-awaited debut album ‘For the Company’, which is out today via Dew Process / UMA.
The video is a hopeful adventure; a paradox; exploring loss, longing and change all appropriately set in both the center of Sydney and in an underwater paradise of our imaginations. Director, Gareth Davies, the visionary behind the clip interprets, “Seven Hours seemed appropriate for exploring a more surreal narrative – it comes from an idea of a man moving through and letting go of a past relationship and coming to terms with this loss. Whales are a totem for me, personally – so it was serendipitous to see afterwards that they also appear all throughout the band’s album artwork also. There was definitely something significant and special about working on this video.”
‘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. Little May have caught the attention of tastemakers far beyond their Sydney home with The Line of Best Fit declaring “Little May have added another worthy entrant to 2015’s albums of modern blues and, unlike the relationships that inhabit its songs, it gets better with each visit” The LP has been added to Eclectic24 KCRW’s new music stream and was spotlighted on Huw Stephens ‘It’s Album Time’ segment on BBC Radio 1 and has just been announced as triple j’s feature album. The trio have also just signed a international publishing deal with Sony ATV.
It’s safe to say that the last two years have been a whirlwind for age-old friends Hannah Field, Liz Drummond and Annie Hamilton from topping hype machine charts to sold-out Australian shows, support tours with Angus and Julia Stone, Bernard Fanning, Cold War Kids & Rodriguez, international festival appearances including The Great Escape, Bonnaroo Festival and CMJ where they were officially selected as one of the “11 Breakout Acts of CMJ”. The trio’s current 25-date worldwide tour saw them selling out their London show to capacity and will see them play the UK, Europe and USA, further solidifying themselves as an ‘act to watch’ as touted by the likes of The Huffington Post and The Guardian.
Australian fans will be able to see Little May this Summer, when they are schedule to play alongside the likes of Foals, Bloc Party and Gary Clark Jr. at The Falls Music and Arts Festival as well as Southbound.
Little May’s debut album ‘For the Company’ is OUT NOW via Dew Process and UMA Recordings, purchase it digitally here