GIG: Local gal and ARIA nominee Abbe May has worked non-stop for three years without a break.
But before she takes some well-deserved time off, she wants to come home to her favourite place and perform her new music.
“I have got a special spot for Bunbury as I grew up there,” May told entertainment.
“I also have a special place in my heart for the Prince (of Wales Hotel).
“Bunbury is full of gorgeous and excitable young people that enjoy a bit of a party and a dance off.”
The down-to-earth musician is known for voicing her views and political opinions.
We asked May how she felt about being nominated for an ARIA award for Best Female Artist.
“It was a pretty proud moment and it is great to get that recognition,” May said.
So then we asked her, do you think have a chance of winning?
“I have about as much chance as winning as Tony Abbott has of doing something positive for the environment – so not (expletive) chance.”
It has been a whirlwind year for the Bunbury singer.
This year alone her album “Kiss My Apocalypse” was released to critical acclaim, she signed with prestigious publisher Alberts, went viral with her cover of Ginuwine’s ‘Pony’ from triple j’s Like a Version and has rounded the year off with the ARIA nomination.
She has just dropped a fourth single from her album, pairing fan-favourite “Perth Girls” with brand new track “Total Control” in a double A-side.
The latter is a new take on the Motels’ Aussie 80s classic and been given what May calls a “Robot Reggae” treatment.
The song was the inspiration for her departure from her earlier hard rock leanings to a more melodic solo delivery of her music, so it’s a fitting bookend to the “Kiss My Apocalypse” project.
This year May said she had been busy working on her new album, making video clips and travelling around the place.
But after finishing her tour in Bunbury, May is taking a long break and pushing her creativity further.
She will be working on her new design blog and brushing up on her photography skills.
“I’m planning to visit people’s houses and photograph their home interior because it can say a lot about a person,” May said.
“The subject areas I want to cover are politicians, dancers, film makers, check out chicks and just anyone who has an interesting eye for design.
“Design lets people have a chance to choose how they are presented – it is an expression from within themselves.”
May described her own home as creatively messy.
“I have records and books, I collect lamps, paintings and cats eyes,” May said.
“My home has a pretty collective messy interior in an apartment which is way too small, if I had a bigger one it would look awesome. “
May will perform in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth before returning home for her only regional show in Bunbury on December 19 at the Prince of Wales Hotel.
Tickets are available now from oztix.com.au
Author: Anne-Maree Leonard
Publication: Bunbury Mail
Date: 14 November 2013
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To celebrate the ARIA nomination for Best Female Artist – Here’s a special edition video for Karmageddon.. featuring…four screens of outtakes…favourite bit is at 1:05.. yours?
Share this for me minxes! x
There are far too many people to list here who have made this possible… my band…people who collaborate with me on my videos, photos, my lawyer, distributor, publisher… PR, bookings, live crew, my co writer and co producer, Sam Ford, My brother and guitarist, KT…my ever understanding family and friends, all of you lovely people who buy my records and come to my shows….you all know who you are … This nomination is for you too xxx
time to find the old tux…