The May Bees
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The May Bees

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"Reviews 'Fake Around EP'"

"Fake Around: one of best Dutch independent records in 2005"
FRET music magazines

"Excellent debut (...) The five songs on the Fake Around EP don't give a clear indication where the band is going, but it feeds curiosity."
Live XS

"The May Bees don't really sound like the referenced bands (Guided by Voices, Foo Fighters, Dinosaur Jr. and The Pixies). That's a good thing, it should always be like that. Fake Around let us suspect and hope that live performances of the band sound at least as rough and pure as those of a similar Dutch band called Blues Brother Castro. Less we won't accept."
FRET music magazine
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"Reviews 'Blame It On The Other Ones'"

"The music has this driving beat that you can't get away from. (...) Marzj and Gregory Orange seem the perfect pair when giving a listen to "Blame It On…" from start to end. They are together on time, as musicians, and in their songwriting. Here's another one for our top 10 of 2006!"
~ about 'Blame It On The Other Ones'

"An exciting piece of work. Six excellent tracks (…) in which there’s a lot to discover (…). We are pleasantly surprised by this strong album."
~ about 'Blame It On The Other Ones'

"A great future in the underground scene is waiting for them."
~ about 'Blame It On The Other Ones'

"A tasty melange of fuzzily anthemic guitar pop, bendy song structures and sonic collagery. The May Bees (...) are worth checking out."
~ about 'Blame It On The Other Ones'

"A very alternating album (...) with a lot of peaks (...) . This band is (...) really promising."
~ Kinky Star (BE) about 'Blame It On The Other Ones

"Really good stuff (...) These songs are really quite good."
~ about 'Blame It On The Other Ones'

"The songs are raw, chaotic and contagious. "Blame it" (...) is an intense record with unfortunately only 6 songs."
~ OOR about 'Blame It On The Other Ones'

"- nothing.......... + everything!"
~ LiveXS about 'Blame It On The Other Ones'

"Blame It On The Other Ones is a high quality album with raw rock songs and lots of tension." ~ Dutch Rock & Pop Institute about 'Blame It On The Other Ones'

"A perfect warming up for the first full length. We are really looking forward!"
~ 3voor12/arnhemnijmegen about 'Blame It On The Other Ones'

"High quality rocksongs (...) It seems very easy for the band to stay exciting. Respect!"
~ FRET music magazine about 'Blame It On The Other Ones

"Really, really great one!"
~ about the new single "Fields of Albany"

"Great, great stuff! Supercatchy rock!"
~ Insomnia Radio about the new single "Fields of Albany"

"The May Bees. I like it."

"Bombastic indie rock with a raw edge. (...) It seems that there's a nice full length album coming up."
~ about 'Blame It On The Other Ones

"Hit of the Week".
~ Radio Mortale chose The Enemy's Scientist as their

"Netherlandian Robert Pollard, Pixies, Dino Jr."
~ selected “Fields of Albany” for their “Blurbin’ Fridays”

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Drop Little Boy (2007, Wampus Multimedia)
Blame It On The Other Ones (2006, The May Bees/Stereostore)
Fake Around (EP, 2005, The May Bees/Stereostore)


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The May Bees have quickly established themselves as one of the Netherlands' most undeniable and promising new alternative rock bands. After the start late 2004 the band
- released two remarkable mini albums,
- got excellent reviews (check:,
- got a lot of airplay,
- ended up high in various charts,
- played gigs nationwide (including support for The Drones from Australia and popular Dutch indie rockers Caesar),
- and toured successfully through the east coast of the USA and Canada in the autumn of 2006.

Recently the band signed with American indie label Wampus Multimedia for a new album called "Drop Little Boy" (release: September 2007).

Who they are? Gregory Orange and Marzj (she also played in Rude Boy's League of XO Gentlemen and occasionally with Belgian bands K's Choice and Venus in Flames) are two passionate Dutch rockers with a shared love for pure and intense rock songs. And that’s what you definitely hear in their music. You need a reference? "Netherlandian Robert Pollard, Pixies, Dino Jr." (according to Palebear), "Foo Fighters and Radiohead" (Kindamuzik), "And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead" (Planettrash) and all with "Grandaddy's spirit" (according to Kinky Star).