Little May – “Seven Hours” (First Listen)

At the end of last year, somber Sydney trio Little May released their self-titled EP, a five-song affair that melds crisp, clean electronics with the kind of wild, heart-numbing folk that the Staves, First Aid Kit, and Daughter have down to a science. Or maybe it’s more fitting to compare them to Kate Stables of This Is The Kit, since Aaron Dessner of The National produced her album along with theirs. “Seven Hours” is the latest single off that forthcoming debut album For The Company, out this October via Capitol.

Liz Drummond, Hannah Field, and Annie Hamilton sing most of their songs in tightly-knit, dark harmonies that tear through moments of calamity with pristine, powerful force. “I need you to give me back my lungs so my body can forgive me,” Field sings, succinctly rendering the emotional power others have over us into the semblance of a physical force. Listen below.

Little May are touring all over Europe and North America this year:

08/28 Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
08/29 Wetherby, UK @ Leeds Festival
09/06 Stradbally, IE @ Electric Picnic
09/18 Darlinghurst, NSW, AU @ Oxford Art Factory
09/19 Fortitude Valley, QLD, AU @ The Foundry Brisbane
09/24 Richmond, VIC, AU @ Corner Hotel
09/26 Perth, WA, AU @ Jack Rabbit Slims
10/05 Bristol, UK @ Exchange
10/06 London, UK @ Bush Hall
10/08 Manchester, UK @ Gulliver’s
10/10 Glasgow, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
10/11 Glasgow, UK @ King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
10/13 Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Upstairs
10/14 Paris, FR @ Pop Up du Label
10/15 Cologne, DE @ Blue Shell
10/16 Brussels, BE @ Botanique – Witloof Bar
10/17 Hamburg, DE @ Molotow
10/18 Berlin, DE @ Privatclub
10/20 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
10/21 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
10/23 Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy
10/24 Washington, DC @ DC9 Nightclub
10/26 Chicago, IL @ Schubas
10/27 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
10/29 Seattle, WA @ Barboza
10/30 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
11/02 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
11/03 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo

For The Company is out on 10/9 via Capitol Records. Pre-order it here.

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