Mon 22 Aug 2011 to Sun 28 Aug 2011

by Abbe May

An enigmatic artist, Abbe May has been brewing her captivating live show and unique rock and roll over the past four years, which has seen her accumulate numerous accolades and a passionate fan-base along the way.

‘Mammalian Locomotion’ and ‘Design Desire’, the first two singles from Abbe’s third album, indicate a new direction; showcasing heavy, scaling riffs and seductively ethereal vocals. Both singles immediately attracted the attention of Australian and international critics, many citing Abbe as carving an important presence in the future of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Growing up in a Western Australian country town, Abbe May is an intense and primal live performer, capable of ‘machine gunning’ an audience with her electric guitar and then stripping it back to a disarmingly intimate delivery.

With glowing reviews internationally as well as love from Los Angeles’ tastemaker station KCRW, and at home from Triple J and community radio stations, Abbe has well and truly made an international statement with a progression in both sound and attitude.
‘Design Desire’ showcases a slightly more exposed side of Abbe - simultaneously heavy and delicately beautiful.

★★★★ The Age (Melbourne) ★★★★ Sydney Morning Herald ★★★★ The West Australian

"Abbe May plays a scorching guitar. She is the fucking shit" - Nic Harcourt (MTV US)

"Design Desire, a rock album smarter and tougher than the rest" - Sydney Morning Herald (Aus)

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