Little May - Living The Dream

Little May – Living The Dream

After two years of preparation Little May have burst onto the indie rock scene with the release of their self-titled debut EP. In the lead-up to their support slots for Rodriguez at Kings Park & Botanic Garden on Thursday-Friday, November 6-7, and Sunday, November 9, Hannah Field speaks with AARON BRYANS about the birth of the Sydney trio.

Forming in 2012, high-school friends Liza Drummond, Hannah Field and Annie Hamilton have taken the most vulnerable aspects of their life and generated the hauntingly gentle yet dark entity that is Little May.

“Our sound varies a little bit and people describe it in different ways,” Field explains. “The way that I see it is indie/folk with a rock influence because there’s a darkness to our music and I think growing up listening to a lot of rock all of us kind to have little elements of a rock side.”

Quickly rising up the ranks, the band secured spots on the Laneway and Splendour In The Grass line-ups, bringing the band out of smaller venues and enabling their childhood dreams to come true.

Splendour was so good,” Field exclaims. “When we came on stage we were like ‘that actually just happened!’, being in the same line-up as people we’d looked up to for years and years it was one of the best moments of our life. Surprisingly we had a really great turnout because Sticky Fingers were playing at the same time as us so we were really worried that no one would be at our show. We had a fair amount of people there and it was really cool to look out into the crowd and see other people that weren’t our mates. To see people you don’t know singing along to our songs was pretty cool.

“It’s all happened so quickly that we haven’t really had a moment to contemplate the extent to what has happened. Sometimes we get moments where we just sit there and reflect but we haven’t really had a lot of time to do that it’s been incredible.”

Completing the journey is the release of their debut, self-titled EP which features hit single from last year, Boardwalks, as a bonus track for Australia and New Zealand.

“It’s been a dream of mine ever since I was a little girl,” Field reveals. “All I ever wanted to do was be a singer and I never thought I’d actually have the ability to write songs with two of my best friends, to have that opportunity. Some of the songs are so personal and they really connect with people. To have this EP out has been a long time coming and I think it’s been great for us cause we’ve had a lot of time to consider how we want to be perceived.”

The high intensity of touring isn’t set to hold them back however, with the future for Little May looking bright.

“I love it, that’s my favourite part to be honest, playing live. Before Splendour we worked really hard on our live show because we didn’t want to embarrass the team. I think we all became really passionate about finding different ways to experiment with things on stage and up the performance aspect of our live show.”

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