If you were try to create a perfect woman, a la Weird Science, the end result might just be Abbe May. Why? She’s Australian, so she’s got a cool accent. She’s a badass guitarist. She’s got a voice that sound like it came straight from a stack of blues 78s from the 30s. She’s got all the attitude you could ever want. She even plays the ukulele! In age of manufactured pop stars it’s a crime that Abbe’s not a bigger star. But that’s ok, listen up and she’ll be our little secret.
Abbe is still young, but already she’s had an interesting and diverse musical career. She started out in a rock band called Fuzz, touring all over Australia with them. She’s fronted a blues band called Abbe Fuzz and the Rockin Pneumonia. Recently she’s been hanging out and recording with a band going by The Devil and Abbe May. They released their first album together last year, and it’s a great example of stripped down, dirty blues.
“Hoodoo You Do”
It’s raw and kind of dirty, but that’s what makes it good. Abbe’s voice has just the right amount of growl to make her a believable blues woman.
“Wang Dang Doodle”
I think Howlin’ Wolf would be proud of this interpretation of his classic song.
“Storm”, in a kitchen, on ukulele
“Dig Lazarus Dig”, live (Nick Cave cover)