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
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.