LISTEN: Little May Cover Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Little May have been up to anything but little over the past few months, having recorded their debut album with The National’s Aaron Dessner, completing headline tours across Australia, Europe and America and more.

Now, they can add a Rookie Magazine feature to their rapidly growing resume, covering Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Skeletons for the mags monthly theme song.

The cover maintains the moody atmospherics of the original, with the addition of the electronic-indie folk fusion sounds and rhythmical drive that has become a trademark for Little May.

The result is a much more driven rendition of the usual 5 minute slow-burner And don’t forget the beautiful harmonies that kick in for the second verse and continue through to the outro of the song, sealing the Little May envelope with a kiss. Listen below:

The cover serves as an extension of the brooding sound the band has developed, which was recently showcased on their debut album For The Company released last month. The record is a significant milestone for the band, with us at Howl and Echoes describing it as “a mature and thoughtful record, the band show us emotional honesty, thought-provoking lyricism, and masterful production.”

Little May will play Falls Festival over the New Year before a run around the country with City and Colour in March. Dates below:


Monday 28th December- Falls Festival, Lorne, Victoria

Tuesday 29th December, Falls Festival, Marion Bay, SA

Thursday 31st December, Falls Festival, Byron Bay, NSW


Saturday 26th March – The Tivoli, Brisbane

Adelaide Monday 28th March – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide

Perth Wednesday 30th March – Red Hill Auditorium, Perth

Saturday 2nd April – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne

 Monday 4th April – Enmore Theatre, Sydney

 Friday 8th April – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul

More: Check out our photo shoot with Little May