Little May - Flamin Galah
After three-and-a-half years of anticipation, Australian indie outfit Little May have returned with the release of their critically acclaimed second album, Blame My Body (out now via Dew Process / Universal Music Australia). To celebrate the release, Liz and Han are taking the band around the country on a National tour this June and July before heading off to Europe in support of their good friends The Rubens.
Already boasting the commanding singles ‘Lover,’ ‘Apples’ and ‘As Loving Should,’ the album’s arrival comes off the back of both an incredibly turbulent and fruitful period for the band. After the global breakout success of their debut, 2015’s For The Company, the band was forced to regroup after the departure of member Annie Hamilton. The resulting album drew on the experiences and creativity of remaining members, Liz Drummond and Hannah Field – the new shape of the band leading them to delve into styles, structures and emotional realms they’d never previously been ready (or maybe willing) to dive into.
The resulting piece of art is one of the most personal and reflective albums of 2019, expressed in a medium that recalls not only the delicate, intricate harmonies and hushed acoustic notes that originally won them a legion of fans, but also introduces an inspired new level of energy thanks to a new guitar growl that drives straight from the height of the ’90s alt rock era. It’s the same Little May – shimmering, melancholic, emotional, shadowy – but under the bonnet is a revamped, twin-turbo engine that purrs and roars liked you’d never have expected before.