Abbe May 'Kiss My Apocalypse' Australian Tour 2013 @ Oxford Art Factory

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Abbe May 'Kiss My Apocalypse' Australian Tour 2013
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Kiss My Apocalypse is unashamedly sexual and would almost be romantic if it weren’t for the vitriol. The product of two summers, the album was created over 18 months of experimentation with producer Sam Ford and a Mellotron in a little studio in Perth, Western Australia.
The album follows 2011’s AMP-nominated masterpiece “Design Desire”. A heavy, guitar drenched experimental rock record which opened international doors and cemented Abbe May as one of Australia’s most lauded female artists.
“Design Desire was a deliberate trip into 70’s psychedelia and an intentional marrying of that with reverb drenched enya-esque 80’s vocals,’ said Abbe. “I’m bored with standard rock. I’m bored with the standard ‘cool’.”
Design Desire spawned four singles including Mammalian Locomotion which prompted MTV US’ Nic Harcourt to write “Abbe May plays a scorching guitar- she is the fucking shit” and influential blog Popmatters to proclaim “Abbe May is set to destroy the entire rock world”. The dark, yet unmistakable pop fusion of the album achieved a near clean sweep of four star reviews and led to national tours and inclusion on some of Australia’s biggest festivals including Big Day Out, Pyramid Rock and Meredith.
Kiss My Apocalypse is a completely different animal. Minimal guitars. Maximum synth driven doom pop. It’s as if the vocals took over while the guitars were passed out in the bathroom.
“Pop is sexy when done well and it’s incredibly difficult to do it well if you try too hard,” said Abbe. “We wanted to get away from music that took itself too seriously. I’m so tired of this whole shoe gaze – it-cost-a-lot-of-money-to get-a-haircut-that-looks-like-i-haven’t-brushed-my-hair-in-months type shit. “Artists” in denial that they are basically just entertainers. Being an entertainer is more meaningful if you ask me. It’s not such a selfish pursuit.”

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Abbe May Previous Events, Festivals & Tour dates

2019

Clancys Fish Pub 14 June, Badlands Carpark 02 March, Chevron Festival Gardens (Abbe May) 17 February

2018

Yah Yah's 16 November, The Bearded Lady 23 November, The Bearded Lady 19 October, Yah Yah's 17 August, Navy Club for Jazz Fremantle 26 July, Somerville Auditorium 29 April, Edinburgh Castle Hotel 16 February, Hobart Brewing Co 24 February, The Cambridge Hotel 10 March, Chevron Festival Gardens 14 February

2017

Perth Concert Hall 19 November, Fremantle Town Hall 30 October, Barwon Club Hotel 15 September, The Valley 08 September, Mojo's Bar 23 August, Mojo's Bar 16 August, The Valley 06 September, The Valley 05 September, Elizabeth Quay 05 June, Taronga Zoo (Abbe May) 04 February

2016

Beach Hotel 09 December, Princess Park 26 November, The Grace Emily Hotel 03 December, Jack Rabbit Slim's 16 December, The Bearded Lady 10 December, The Beach Hotel 09 December, The Grace Emily Hotel 03 December, The Workers Club 02 December, Queenscliff Music Festival 26 November, Grand Hotel 25 November, Northcote Social Club 24 November, Rad Bar 19 November, Transit Bar 18 November, Newtown Social Club 17 November, Clancy's Fish Pub Fremantle 15 October, Northcote Uniting Church 08 July, Solbar 30 July, Black Bear Lodge 02 July, Governor Hindmarsh Hotel 06 August, MONA Main Stage 01 January

2015

Beach Hotel 13 November, Fremantle Town Hall 26 October, Rolling Stone Live Lounge 04 October, The Cambridge Hotel 15 August, The Lighthouse 12 August, The Flying Saucer Club 18 June, Rosemount Hotel (Abbe May) 21 February

2013

Prince Of Wales 19 December, The Aviary 13 December, The Standard 30 November, Ding Dong Lounge 21 June, Republic Bar & Café 22 June, Eatons Hill Hotel 13 June, Prince Of Wales 01 June, Ding Dong Lounge 21 June, Governor Hindmarsh Hotel 15 June, Oxford Art Factory 14 June

2012

The Bakery Artrage Complex 21 December, Prince Of Wales 14 December, Goodgod Small Club 19 December

2011

The Grace Emily Hotel 30 August, Annandale Hotel 25 August, Toff in Town 24 August, Settlers Tavern 19 August, The Astor Theatre 13 August, Prince Of Wales 11 August, Fremantle Esplanade (The Rush Hour Band) 01 May

2010

Rosemount Hotel (Abbe May) 13 May

2009

Vanguard 29 November, Wesley Anne 27 November, Vanguard 22 November, Edinburgh Castle (Ben Blakeney) 20 November, Vanguard 15 November, Wesley Anne 13 November, Vanguard 08 November, Edinburgh Castle 06 November, Vanguard 01 November, Jive (Abbe May) 06 March, Step Inn (Abbe May) 28 February, The Sands Tavern (Abbe May) 27 February, The Northern (Abbe May) 26 February, Brass Monkey (Abbe May) 15 February, Northern Star Hotel and Restaurant (Abbe May) 14 February, Annandale Hotel (Abbe May) 13 February

2008

Fremantle Arts Centre 03 December, Vanguard (The Holy Soul, The Handsome Young Strangers, Kirk Rumble (W.A.)) 13 September, Northcote Social Club (Brian Henry Hooper and Kirk Rumble ) 14 September, Clancy's Fish Pub 28 February

2007

Peninsula Lounge (Abbe May) 11 March