Little May are an all female ind-pop trio hailing from Sydney. With an upcoming Australian Tour, ‘For The Company’ and a recently announced supporting spot with City and Colour. It seems as if Little May are going to have a very busy 2016. So before it all gets started, we thought it was high time we had a chat with these up and coming stars
TWL think there is a mindset that being in a successful band is all about the wins outweighing the losses. What has been your biggest win to date and your biggest loss?
I think our individual opinions on this question would differ but for me the biggest win we have had was the release of our album. We had some tough feedback throughout the process of creating it and when it came down to it we backed ourselves and really pushed to release the album we had envisioned. The biggest loss for me…tricky. Now I look back on our career so far i guess the biggest loss for me would be not being myself onstage early on and really regretting it. Feeling like I should act or look a certain way to be accepted. That’s just bullshit. Be yourself because that is awesome. Corny but this is truth central right here.
Musicians are all just music fans deep down, what’s been your most life changing moment as a fan?
I don’t think I could pin point just one moment as being completely defining but I do remember sitting at Wahroonga Train Station when I was 16. Atlantic City by Bruce Springsteen began playing through my headphones. I really listened. The lyrics stole my heart and it’s always been a go to for me on the rare occasion when I need a reminder of why exactly we are doing this. I wish I could buy Bruce a pint. Maybe with gold sprinkles in it or something.
You’ve worked with The National’s Aaron Dessner to make your debut album. Did it change the way you go about making records? If so, in what way?
I guess we won’t know for sure until we begin recording the new album. I know I have definitely become less hard on myself and less judgmental of what I write since that experience.
What was the most important thing that you learnt from him making this record?
To always be humble, open and as non judgmental as you can afford to be.
Little May has gone from strength to strength and it doesn’t look like slowing down anytime soon. When was the moment that you realised that you we’re onto something pretty special?
Playing Splendour in the Grass in 2014 was definitely a huge moment. It felt like we had done something right. It is such a well respected festival and to be included in that lineup was completely surreal.
Most guilty pleasure?
My guilty pleasure would have to be ordering/eating delicious takeaway whilst pouring myself a nice glass of red and watching anything on tele that is defined as food/cooking related entertainment.
The Wandering Lamb is all about a love for new music and an urge to share. What new music, artist or bands are on your radar right now that you want to see succeed?
Check out Dorsal Fins and if you can please see them live. They are seriously impressive musicians, performers and not to mention their songs are the titties.
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For The Company out now