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Thu 13 Jun 2013, 7:30pm

Where: Eatons Hill Hotel, 646 South Pine Road, Eatons Hill, Queensland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Abbe May: $28.60
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Listed by: kate115

This is a filthy record. Pop is a filthy word. Abbe May does not care if youa re offended by the lack of guitars in this album. She says "Kiss My Apocalypse"

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."

Dubbed as one of 2013’s Next Big Things by the Sydney Morning Herald, Perth twisted blues three-piece The Chemist have already made their presence felt around the country with their debut album, Ballet In The Badlands currently enjoying airplay and attention from the tastemakers nation-wide.