A dark tangle of raw lyrics, honest and haunting melodies and voices upon voices upon voices; Little May represent a new generation of songwriters. Little May’s expansive sound is created by age-old friends Annie Hamilton, Liz Drummond and Hannah Field.
Since releasing their debut single ‘Boardwalks’, the outfit have topped Hype Machine twice, sat comfortably in the Australian community radio Airit charts as well as receiving high rotation on Triple J. They have been plucked as a favourite by BBC Radio 1 goddess, Fearne Cotton, along with plays across XFM, Amazing Radio and BBC Radio 2 in the UK following from their two sold out debut London shows in late 2014. Little May have graced the pages of Britain’s The Sunday Times and been highly tipped as an “act to watch” by The Guardian, and all off the back of just one five-track EP.
Across the Atlantic, Little May have performed to sold-out rooms across NYC for CMJ where they were officially selected as one of the “11 Breakout Acts of CMJ”. A show with Cold War Kids at Rough Trade, a nod of approval from NPR heavyweight, Bob Boilen, recommended by the Huffington Post as an ‘Artist You Need to Start Listening To in 2015’ (alongside the likes of Broods, Mark Ronson and Vic Mensa) and a spread in Nylon Magazine saw these young over achievers crack #44 most added to college radio across the country.
Enormous fans of Aaron Brooking Dessner and The National, it was a career-defining moment when Aaron agreed work with the band. During April and May of 2015, Little May 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 their single, ‘Home’.
On home soil they have supported Rodriguez, Big Scary, Bernard Fanning, Mikhael Paskalev and played alongside the likes of Lorde, Haim, and Cloud Control at St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival. With bassist Mark Harding and drummer Catriona Hunter, their five-piece live set up has wowed crowds during a sunset spectacular at Splendour In The Grass 2014 alongside Asgeir, Foals, Lily Allen and Foster The People ahead of their own sold out headline tour and a run with Angus & Julia Stone.