Last week was a fantastic week to catch some of Australia’s hottest rising acts in New York City. Harts closed out CMJ with a brilliant performance at the Aussie BBQ, Courtney Barnett opened up for Blur at MSG before playing a private show at Baby’s All Right, and alternative indie band Little May also threw themselves into the mix with a packed show at Baby’s All Right on Wednesday.
The band is currently on tour in support of their most recent full-length album, For The Company, which came out back on October 9th. Their dreamy style of indie folk brought a chill and ambient calmness over the packed venue, which graciously welcomed the Aussie songwriters with their full attention from the start. Little May is only playing a select amount of U.S. dates this time around so it was quite a treat that the young band played two shows in NYC to help showcase the talented musicians.
Throughout their set, the band played mostly the new material, including opening up with “Home,” “Seven Hours,” “Sinks,” and “Bow & Arrow,” all from the new album. There’s no virtuosity in this band, that’s not what their sound is about, although you could say the defining feature of the band is singer Hannah Field’s soothing, yet strong vocals that remind you of a young Aimee Mann.
It was nice hearing the band’s older material like “Hide” and “Boardwalks” from their self-titled 2014 EP thrown in the mix, but where the band is currently at with the balance of indie folk they’ve captured with the new songs on For The Company was what everyone was hoping to experience and Little May left them completely satisfied.
Article: Tom Shackleford