Abbe May does not do anything by halves nor does she ever take the easy road. She is not afraid to be mean, she is not afraid to be ugly, and she is never even remotely scared to haunt anyone who comes her way. You will not catch her singing about love in a sweet, unicorny almost nauseating kind of way in order to sell extra copies. She will, however, feed you with a vicious slice of doom pop and you will, oh yes you will, remember her name.
The long awaited and much anticipated first UK single called “T.R.O.U.B.L.E” is a result of a non-stop experimental recording for a year with just a mellotron and a drum machine. Its B-side called “Karmageddon” has already become a cult hit across Australia with a video simply oozing and spilling attitude. It has turned all the right heads in Australia and it will no doubt do the same here in the UK.
In the very first few seconds of the single an eerie female voice spells out “T.R.O.U.B.L.E” followed by a mid tempo electro beat led by an enchanting, dipped in reverb and daunting falsetto. Instantly it sounds like no less than a timeless 80’s classic, with an edgy Abbe May-de twisted cherry on top. The whole track is filled with Shakespeare’s Sister’s undertones and the vocal range worthy of Kate Bush. The song itself is a true experience from start to finish. If that’s what trouble really sounds like, then I want to be a criminal! She calls, she promises, she delivers. Abbe May’s “T.R.O.U.B.L.E” is the musical superlative!
Source- The Playground