Sydney trio Little May has a handful of select US tour dates this month, gracing the District with their presence this Sunday, June 7 in support of The Vaccines at 9:30 Club. The indie-folk outfit has a sound that has been compared to First Aid Kit, Fleetwood Mac and Haim. Stream their single “Hide” for a sample of their sweeping acoustic production and delicate three-part harmonies, and look out for their debut full-length to be released via Capitol Records later this year.
As a bonus, listen to the Duncan Murray bootleg of the lauded Little May track below. The London producer flips the vocal and ups the tempo, giving it a completely new and equally enchanting vibe.
Little May US Tour Dates:
6.6.15 – Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Tour – Seaside Heights, NJ 6.7.15 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC 6.8.15 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA 6.10.15 – The High Watt – Nashville, TN 6.11.15 – Bonnaroo – Manchester, TN 6.13.15 – Rough Trade – New York, NY
In case you’ve been living under a rock, the NZ duo BROODS released their debut LP Evergreenearlier this month — and in celebration of the occasion we’ve got a few CDs and other goodies to give away. Produced by Joel Little (the not-so-little producer behind Lorde), it’s no wonder that the album debuted at #1 on the charts in New Zealand, as well as earning plaudits on the international stage. The brother-sister duo demonstrated range in the array of singles they released leading up to the album, including the somber “Mother & Father,” the more lighthearted “L.A.F,” and of course standout track, “Bridges.” Fans needn’t fear about the quality of the remainder of the album, however, as evidenced by tracks like “Everytime” below.
To add to their list of accomplishments, the group recently went on tour supporting UK crooner Sam Smith. We had the good fortune of attending their DC show in September, where BROODS effectively warmed up the audience for Sam, who proceeded to melt the crowd with his masterful vocal chops, bashful British charm and powerful pathos. But we digress.
For your chance to win a copy of the BROODS LP Evergreen and other paraphernalia — including a BONUS CD of Sam’s — leave a comment below or send a tweet to @CokeCanPoetry!
“L.A.F” is the latest effort from BROODS, the much buzzed about duo from New Zealand. The quality of their singles continues to soar as they get ready to drop their debut album, Evergreen, October 7. A little more upbeat than the last single, “Mother & Father,” singer Georgia Nott explained to MTV news in the track’s premiere that the song addresses universal themes (i.e. hanging with friends) and yet is one of their more experimental songs. As for the acronym, the first two letters stand for “loose as.” I’ll let you figure out the last.
BROODS is back with another cut, the lead single off their forthcoming album, Evergreen—due out via Capitol Records late summer/early fall. “Mother & Father” is a soaring synthpop ballad, lyrically unsettling and affective as ever. Expect big things from the NZ brother/sister duo as they continue to ride the momentum of their current indie darling status.