I wrote about three of the five tracks that make up Little May's debut EP on my introducing post a few months back, with the release out this week (and available on iTunes amongst others) I'll complete the handful now with "Bones" and "Midnight Hour".
"Midnight Hour" begins with a sole, wandering acoustic before hushed, yet haunting vocals soon take you on a walk down American plains, a combination of The Staves and Widowspeak follows with a slow-burn build as shimmering electric guitar and then tom drums join to make a moody, creeping melody for the trio's iinterwoven harmonies to shine before increasing in tempo for a typically faster, harder, triumphant finale.
"Bones" sums up Little May's talents to perfection, part smouldering ballad, part wounded intimacy yet played so sweetly and sounding so beautiful it feels almost celebratory.
Wednesday gigs are a non-starter for me unfortunately but I hope those of you who saw the band on their London debut last night had the best of times... Let me know how it went. More dates will doubtless be to follow for one of 2015's sure fire 'bands to watch'.