Abbe May hit Adelaide on her Kiss My Apocalypse Tour for a sultry night of music. Our photographer John Goodridge was there to take some snaps.
Abbe May is soon to be back on the road this month with her kickass new album Kiss My Apocalypse, a record which has demonstrated the fearlessness in the artist's approach to manipulating sound and breaking out from under any labels people may have given her up until this point. I had a chat with Abbe about the new record, the stresses of being an independent, self-managed artist and why she's now a stronger person as a result of it all.
Photographer Guang-Hui Chuan headed to the Perth Concert Hall last night to catch the magnificent Abbe May in action.
Abbe May has just released a monster album of doom pop, Kiss My Apocalypse, and she's knee-deep in press interviews. As she's quick to point out, it's a hectic time but rewarding too to have finished such an ambitious project.
In this Issue: Abbe May launches Kiss My Apocalypse, Wavves headline Plus One, The Bootleg Beatles return to Australia, Cold War Kids launch new album Dear Miss Lonely Hearts, Elli Schoen launches debut EP, Love in Suburbia, Andrew Stockdale is back with self-produced album Keep Moving, Chance Waters brings you acclaimed album Infinity and journey with Clare Bowditch on her Winter Secrets Tour.
Abbe May to launch Kiss My Apocalypse in Adelaide
Abbe May is like a fine red wine, dark and smooth. Now add a handful of gravel to the glass, and the smoothness becomes a harsh sip of sex appeal. Abstract I know, but May’s new ‘concept’ album Kiss My Apocalypse demands ‘out of the box’ descriptions. Following on from 2011’s Design Desire, the LP presents a beautiful darkness that carries on throughout.
The rock goddess that is Abbe May is backing up the success of her recent singles "T.R.O.U.B.L.E" and "Karmageddon" by announcing a national tour for her new record Kiss My Apocalypse. Following on from 2011's AMP nominated Design Desire, May's new effort sees the artist go in a completely different direction - stripping the guitars right back and upping the synths in making a piece of pure and exciting doom pop.
Abbe May has dropped her latest single 'Trouble' from upcoming album Kiss My Apocalypse set for release this April. Her latest video is full of hot tribal women, climbing rocks and immersed in water this clip definitely lives up to the title of the track. Check it out below:
Pictured: Abbe May.
In the column this week, it's all about ARIA's and opportunities. You can get yourself to another award show over in the states, with a chance to perform at the Grammy's, AMRAP also fights to survive so that it can continue to distribute music to community radio, and Allens Billy Hyde are saved.
Perth rock monster Abbe May is back with "Karmageddon", the first single from her next album. From the sounds of the single, it seems the new album will be heavier than Design desire production wise, though still making great use of dark blues/alternate rock and upping the foreboding intensity a notch or two.
This week we have various releases coming your way, with artists like Into The Woods, Rihanna, The Seekers, Petra Haden, Teen Mom and Jonny Telafone. Keep an eye out every week for more exciting release updates right here!
After about a year of relative silence from Abbe May, she is releasing new music, and hoping to create a whole lot of carnage along the way. In the calm before this epic music storm, the AU review picked her brain about what’s on her intense agenda.
San Cisco swept the board at last night’s WAMi Awards in an evening hosted by Triple J’s Dom Alessio and TV personality Claire Hooper, with the band winning all eight of the awards they were nominated for; including Most Popular Group and Pop Act of the Year. Another of the evening’s big winners was Abbe May who finished the evening with six awards including Most Popular Solo Artist and Rock Act of the Year.
Future Music Festival close to selling out, adds DFA Records and Ear Storm Records stages!