LIVE MUSIC REVIEW: Abbe May
Fri Jul 15, The Governor Hindmarsh
by Isabella Pittaway
‘Kiss my apocalypse Adelaide!’
After what seemed like minutes of drum beating to build suspense, beer-in-hand Abbe May walked onto The Governor Hindmarsh stage greeted by a dedicated group of screaming fans.
Coming to Adelaide as part of her Kiss My Apocalypse tour, Abbe and her three-piece band rocked the Gov with her signature synth-driven sound, with minimal guitar and oozles of dark pop.
Hits from her new album Kiss My Apocalypse—the follow-up to 2011’s Design Desire—including Karmageddon and Trouble (T.R.O.U.B.L.E) went down well, as does the catchy hit Sex Tourette’s.
On stage May was chilled and laidback even asking for a photo with all her Radelaide fans during the set.
By halfway through the gig, gone was the schooner of beer, replaced by a glass of red wine.
Introducing one of the songs to the crowd with ‘I would sell my soul for total control over you, you, and maybe you’, she followed with an inspiring cover of the Motel’s Total Control.
To close the night May finished with her sexy version of Ginuwine’s Pony, which had some members of the audience loosening up for a bit of a dance.
While it was a great set, I couldn’t help feel that it was a tad short, just hitting 60 minutes, with May leaving many a fan wanting more and for good reason; she has one of Australia’s best female voices.
Putting her back into the good books, it was great to see her spending time with fans after the show, taking photos with them and personally thanking them for coming.
Thanks, Abbe May, for coming to Adelaide, but next time can you stay a little longer?
Special thanks to The Governor Hindmarsh Hotel for making this review possible.
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