Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Introducing: Little May

CMJ Music Week brings new international talent to the United States every October.  Some just play in New York, while some book a few other dates.  Fortunately for many of us who can't make any CMJ shows, the bands often time a release to coincide with their shows.  One such talent we've decided to feature is Sydney, Australia's Little May.  The trio consists of Liz Drummond, Hannah Field, and Annie Hamilton, and their sound is a dark and atmospheric folk rock with hints of country.  Particularly because of the female vocals, harmonies and guitar-focused instrumentation, the band draws comparisons to First Aid Kit, Haim, and even late-70s Fleetwood Mac.  But I submit that such references are just general references, and this band is not just trying to follow anyone.  Little May write good songs with plenty of personality, and perform them in convincing fashion.  Not content to rely only on vocals, the trio delivers a full sound with big guitars and prominent percussion.  Their five-track Little May EP has just been released by Capitol, and you can stream it below.  We have also included the video for lead track, "Dust".

Little May's CMJ-related shows are as follows:

10/21 - Rockwood Music Hall - 10:30PM
10/22 - Rough Trade - 9PM
10/24 - Mercury Lounge - 10PM
10/25 - Pianos - 1:30PM
10/25 - The Delancey  - 12:15-12:40AM (late Saturday night)


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