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- 3 / 3 Mammalian Locomotion - Abbe May closing Entourage
Electronica/Doom Pop artist, Abbe May, is one of Australia’s most respected songwriters and performers.
Abbe May spent her late teens and early twenties in Australia’s sleaziest rock venues, busted up studios and unreliable tour vans in various solo and band incarnations. With sly humour, Abbe graduated from her critically acclaimed early explorations of rock and blues to become a guitar-slinging goddess with an atmospheric cocktail of sexy indie riff-rock, psychedelia and blues.
Abbe’s album Design Desire was released in July 2011 to great acclaim, enjoying feverish radio support for the singles ‘Mammalian Locomotion’, ‘Taurus Chorus’ and title track ‘Design Desire’. The album was a finalist for the Australian Music Prize and nominated for ‘Best Independent Album’ at the 2011 AIR Awards, where Abbe was also nominated for ‘Best Independent Artist’.
Songs from the album have also seen numerous successful television and film synchs including the very popular use of ‘Mammalian Locomotion’ as the closing track on a final episode of the hit series ‘Entourage’ and her song ‘Taurus Chorus’ being featured across the first ever Jagermeister TVC campaign in Australia and New Zealand.
Abbe released her follow up album “Kiss My Apocalypse” to 4 and 5 Star reviews from Australian and international media. The independently released record debuted #1 on the Air album chart, #17 on the ARIA Australian album chart, #24 on the iTunes Australian album charts and #4 on the iTunes Alternative charts.
A prolific and powerful artist, Abbe grew up on the coast of Western Australia and continues to base her work there and in Melbourne. She has toured her music extensively both in Australia and internationally.
Her live performances are violent, intense and sexual. Many consider Abbe May to be one of Australia’s most versatile and dynamic vocalists. Her catalogue of songs about love and lust would almost be romantic if it weren’t for the vitriol.
“Lady can shred…..this is all out rock’n'roll interspersed with blues, slide guitar, piano balladry and a sinewy darkness throughout” - Zan Rowe (Triple J Mag)
“Abbe May’s Design Desire makes intelligent rock anything but a misnomer. It’s powerful and daring and asks that you pay attention, without having to yell its intentions at you. It’s as good an album as was made anywhere in the world last year” – Bernard Zuel (SMH)
"Hands down, Perth blues rocker Abbe May has the best female voice in Australia’ - Drum Media (Aus)
“May chucks a musical U-turn, indulging in a joy of sex and synths. It’s dirty, flirty and dark” - 4/5 STARS - WHO Magazine
“Abbe May plays a scorching guitar. She is the f**king shit” - Nic Harcourt (MTV US)
"Abbe May is a black sheep in a pop paddock groaning with nice girls" - 4/5 STARS - The Age
"This ominous and sexy LP, marks an exciting progression for May. It is clearly impossible to draw comparisons to Design Desire, but what is constant throughout Abbe’s recordings is an unmistakeable sex appeal, and chaotic honesty." 8/10 -The Au Review.