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Live review: Little May, August 8 @ The Vanguard

Words by Scenewave Australia - Published on August 12, 2013

Upcoming Sydney five-piece Little May haven’t been around for long, but they’re already making big waves with their honest, raw and vocally stunning female-led indie-folk. Their debut single Boardwalks has already received significant airtime on Triple J, and there’s already a tonne of hype and anticipation around their forthcoming debut EP, set to drop a little later this year.

Last week, they launched Boardwalks in the intimate, red-velvet lined setting of Newtown’s Vanguard Theatre. The rhythm section, comprising of drummer Cat Hunter and bassist Mark Harding, filled every corner of the venue with rich, atmospheric beats and bass. Meanwhile, frontwoman Hannah Field, and vocalists/multi-instrumentalists Liz Drummond and Annie Hamilton wooed each and every audience member with their mesmerising, emotive and all-around gorgeous tunes.

There’s something unique and different about Little May that makes them stand out among the endless array of upcoming folk bands. Particularly as we head towards summer and festival season, I’m really looking forward to seeing what else these guys have up their sleeves.

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