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ABBE MAY

In The Pines Festival announces first lineup including: Abbe May, Aborted Tortoise, Methyl Ethel and more!

Perth’s In The Pines Festival, set to return Sunday, 19 April 2015, has just announced the first of their 2015 lineup. Taking place on two stages within the surrounding greenery of the UWA’s Somerville Auditorium, the line up will include Abbe May, punk band Aborted Tortoise, Fait, and experimental pop band, Methyl Ethel and many others.

Photo Gallery: The Ramblin' Gamblin' Rumblin' RoadStop Revue ft. You Am I - The Vic Enmore, Sydney (01.01.14)

New Years Day 2014, Sydneysiders were treated to an incredible display of rock and roll at The Vic in Enmore. You Am I turned the venue's car park into a mini-festival to show their appreciation for the local locals. The lo-fi gig lived in the band's pub rock tradition and saw The Mountains, The Love Junkies and The Snowdroppers perform. Kat from The Spazzys, Abbe May and Courtney Barnett performed with You Am I, as did Phil Jamieson, who climbed the speaker stack to bring us "Berlin Chair". Enjoy photos from this epic gig, crammed with 1,500 people, from Angelo Kehagias.

Event Review: Face The Music - The Arts Centre, Melbourne (15.11.13-16.11.13)

Returning to the Arts Centre in its sixth year, Face The Music saw industry figures from far and wide join the Melbourne music community for two days of discussion, debate, workshops and some cheeky networking. It was already gearing up to be a huge weekend with the launch of Melbourne Music Week, as well as the Australasian Worldwide Music Expo and although it seemed that Victoria’s capital had been hit by a music typhoon of sorts, it was absolute heaven for us enthusiasts.

Tame Impala and The Love Junkies win at WAM Awards 2013

Tame Impala (pictured here at the Austin City Limits Festival earlier this year), perhaps unsurprisingly, were the big winners at Friday night’s WAM Awards, picking up four awards, including Group and Album of the Year. Whilst The Love Junkies weren’t two far behind taking home two wards including Best Rock Act and Breakthrough Act for 2013.

New Music Video: Abbe May - "Perth Girls" (2013)

Abbe May has revealed her new clip for "Perth Girls", a homage to the clip for Robert Palmer’s "Simply Irresistible" clip. The track comes off her celebrated (and ARIA award nominated) album Kiss My Apocalypse, and is being released with a new track in "Total Control" as a double A-Side. Check out the clip here:

Abbe May announces final tour dates for 2013 alongside Mathas!

Abbe May has been nominated at the ARIA Awards for Best Female, her album Kiss My Apocalypse has earned a high praise, and her cover of "Pony" on triple j’s Like a Version just topped her off in the music world. To end the year with a bang she’ll be performing a string of shows in Australia. MATHAS will be supporting her on the road.

Photo Gallery: Abbe May - Alberts Rooftop (24.10.13)

Abbe May performed a special showcase at Alberts Rooftop for invited guests of Alberts. Photos by Johnny Au

Triple J's Like A Version Nine Out Now!

triple J's Like A Version Nine is out now for all music fans to get amongst, with the record featuring some of the best covers of the past year. Taking well known tunes and putting a new spin on them, the compilation features the likes of Something For Kate, Jimblah, FIDLAR, Abbe May and more!

Photo Gallery: Triple J Bon Voyage Party - Capitol, Perth (16.10.13)

Tom and Alex threw a farewell party to be jealous of in Perth at the Capitol! With the likes of Abbe May, The Jungle Giants and Drapht involved in the shindig, punters got a bit wild. Emma Reeves was down there for the AU.

Album Review: Crucible - The Songs Of Hunters & Collectors (2013 LP)

One would have to have a lot of balls to fix that iconic thing that is not broken. (Definitely not broken.) Fifteen of the bravest bands and beings on the face of this earth have gathered to show respect to one of the greatest Aussie bands of all time Hunters & Collectors. They have come forward to make a go of interpreting a handful of songs by the much-regarded ‘Hunners’, and Crucible – The Songs Of Hunters & Collectors is the product of their valiant efforts.

Live Review: Abbe May + The Chemist + Mathas - Ding Dong Lounge (22.06.13)

Winter Solstice was tonight, but you wouldn’t think it when you headed into Ding Dong Lounge. Of course, the place was as warm as a piece of toast that made friends with a fireplace. Visually, the lounge looks like a plateau of couches straight from the 70s but it actually felt like a make believe sauna that had its controls set on ‘LOW’. The dichotomy of the conditions indoors and the conditions outdoors couldn’t have been more different. No one was really complaining however. As it turned out, the three Perth groups performing tonight would slowly transform the band room shift itself from the 70s to rollicking room of people who didn’t care what time it was.

Photo Gallery: Abbe May - The Gov (15.06.13)

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.

the AU interview: Abbe May (Perth)

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.

Photo Gallery: Abbe May - Perth Concert Hall (02.06.13)

Photographer Guang-Hui Chuan headed to the Perth Concert Hall last night to catch the magnificent Abbe May in action.