by / May 26th, 2015 /

Incoming: Little May

Who are you and where are you from?

I am Hannah Field from Little May. Sydney, Australia.

Who are your favourite artists from home?

Presently I would have to say Gang of Youths, Cloud Control and Dorsal Fins.

What is it really like touring?

Really fun but also pretty exhausting. You live on top of each other for what can be a pretty extensive period of time. It’s just really a matter of keeping perspective and reminding yourself that everyone is in the same position/are experiencing similar feelings. Touring is a mixture of incredible highs and a few lows here and there.

Favourite city to play?

I love touring Australia. Brisbane always has a really incredible energy for some reason. Touring internationally is also incredibly amazing – we all feel very lucky.

Biggest achievement so far?

One of our greatest moments was playing at Splendour in the Grass last year. It’s an amazing tastemaker festival in Australia, and it’s always been a dream to be on the line up with a selection of some incredible artists. Playing CMJ in New York was probably the most insane experience though – we played a couple of showcases a day, so we were literally packing up and then packing down and sprinting up the road to do it all over again.

Worst advice ever given?

My own advice to myself many years ago of “you should definitely become a personal trainer”. Worst idea ever.

What do you do to relax?

To relax I like spending time with good people who I like. Maybe going for dinner with them.

What are you reading?

How to Make Gravy – Paul Kelly

What about TV?

Haven’t had TV for a while now but when I’m at home I watch cooking shows with my Mum.

Favourite….record?

At the moment I’m listening to Paul Kelly – Live, May 1992.

….Song?

‘Run My Mind’ by Robert Muinos.

….lost classic?

It’s not lost but it’s a classic.

…record label?

Dew Process are pretty cool – I’m biased, obviously

….current artist?

Blake Mills.

…new artist?

I’m really excited by Gang of Youths. They’ve been around for a little while and are a bunch of legends. Their debut album is the best thing ever. Definitely worth many listens.

The last great gig you saw?

I went to Boogie festival recently and got to watch Dorsal Fin’s set. They are so great live. I also have a big crush on the guitarist. Watching them is just like being at a really loose party.

Worst show you’ve played?

The worst/best show that always sticks out in my mind when we played a pub festival in Paddington, Sydney a few years back now. We were in a bistro area at the back of this particular venue. Babies were crying. Liz was behind a big pole. We mixed ourselves. It was hilarious.

Little May play Voodoo Belfast tonight (26th) and the Academy 2 in Dublin tomorrow.