"This song is about when you like someone and they like you back but not enough because they go snuggle someone else" is how Hannah from Little May introduced their current US single Hide. The whole audience pretty much knew what she was talking about - especially all the girls. Little May is an indie-folk band from Sydney, Australia formed by Hannah Field, Liz Drummond, and Annie Hamilton. I first saw them live last year during CMJ Festival and now again for Northside Festival in Brooklyn, where I pretty much rekindled my girl crushes. They had me at Liz's finger picking on that gorgeous burgundy acoustic guitar, Annie's silver purple hair, and Hannah's "I know I can't danced but I don't care" moves. I hadn't felt like this about a girl band since Haim. It's refreshing to discover ladies that create sweetly harmonized, vulnerable music and do it with such an impeccably sense of self. Even further, they have that "girl band" look nailed to the core - silver purple hair, noise rings, multiple ear piercings, layered nineties necklaces, skinny black jeans with laced-up black platform booties, teared up tees, and loads of black eyeliner. No wonder I'm crushing over them.
I was ecstatic to see Panama while visiting Barcelona on my recent travels thru Spain. Even more ecstatic to see them once again for gratis at Primavera Sound Festival. I mean - it's not everyday I get to attend a festival for free in a foreign country. So as expected they put on a great set and played all my favorites. Can't wait to see them soon, hopefully state-side.
Finally got to see Broods perform live at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Monday, March 23rd. It's my first concert of the year to kick off my Band Aid Series where I will be sharing snaps from the many live shows I attend. Broods is a brother and sister duo, Georgia and Caleb, from New Zealand making waves with their electronic pop sound and lyrically flourished songs. Georgia impressed me with her vocal abilities and stage presence, although, she described herself as not a great dancer but the entire crowd disagreed once she busted out her moves. I will definitely be attending a few more of their shows whenever they are in town.
*all fotos shot with my iPhone 6