ON FAST TRACK

Syd­ney’s Lit­tle May haven’t been go­ing long but they al­ready have a big international fol­low­ing, and now they’re on a tour of Aus­tralia

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - PLAY | LIVE & LOUD - KANE YOUNG Lit­tle May, Mi­ami Mar­ketta, Sun­day

In less than four years, Syd­ney in­die folk trio Lit­tle May have al­ready put to­gether a CV that more ex­pe­ri­enced bands would kill for.

Self-taught mu­si­cians Liz Drum­mond, Han­nah Field and An­nie Hamil­ton formed Lit­tle May in 2012, with their love of mu­sic and song­writ­ing draw­ing them back to­gether af­ter they had at­tended the same high school.

They soon earned a rep­u­ta­tion for their raw lyrics, haunt­ing har­monies and melan­cholic melodies.

Since re­leas­ing their self­ti­tled de­but EP in 2014, they have shared stages with the likes of City & Colour, The Vac­cines, Cold War Kids and Ro­driguez; sold out head­line shows in Lon­don and Paris; and joined Mum­ford & Sons, Alabama Shakes and The Flam­ing Lips on the Gen­tle­men of the Road tour in the US.

So how did they do it? Drum­mond isn’t quite sure, but she knows they must be do­ing some­thing right.

“We’ve worked re­ally hard for the past four years, play­ing lots of shows and re­ally try­ing to prove our­selves,’’ she says.

“It could be luck as well. I don’t know what it is, but peo­ple are re­spond­ing well so far, so what­ever it is we want it to keep go­ing.”

The crazy thing is, Lit­tle May man­aged to rack up all those achieve­ments be­fore even re­leas­ing their de­but al­bum.

The highly an­tic­i­pated and now crit­i­cally ac­claimed record, For The Com­pany, was re­leased in Oc­to­ber.

Now Lit­tle May fans across Aus­tralia have a chance to see how it’s done, with the band kick­ing off their big­gest na­tional tour to date.

“I’m ac­tu­ally a lit­tle bit ner­vous, to be hon­est,” Drum­mond ad­mits.

“We’ve never played in a lot of these places be­fore. I’m in­ter­ested to see whether peo­ple are into it.”

Aus­tralian in­die pop folk trio Lit­tle May.

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