A dark tangle of raw lyrics, honest and haunting melodies and voices upon voices upon voices; Little May represent a new generation of songwriters. Undefinable and expansive, Little May’s sound is created by age-old friends Annie Hamilton, Liz Drummond and Hannah Field, who in just 18 short months have acquired over one million Soundcloud plays, three million Spotify streams and whose debut EP has made its way into the ears of fans far beyond their Sydney home.
Since releasing their debut single ‘Boardwalks’, the outfit have been making waves internationally, wowing crowds and selling out shows on their major 2015 tour across Europe and the US. Playing the Great Escape, a string of shows across the UK, Ireland, France, Germany and the Netherlands, as well as over in the US for Bonnaroo, Gentlemen of the Road and additional gigs across Brooklyn, Philadelphia and Nashville. With an evergrowing resume of mesmerising shows, it’s no wonder Little May are in such high demand.
The girls 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 in 2014s, 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.
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 as 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 an upcoming run with Angus & Julia Stone.
With their debut album slated for release in 2015 and a run of shows in the UK, Europe and US mid-year, Little May’s spotlight is going to be a bright one.