Hayley Mary; a wee pocket rocket with the voice of a giant angel. A bona fide persona with no shortage of past achievements, but they are not why we are here. Superstars live in the future.
The Piss, The Perfume, the singer’s debut EP, was written mainly while Hayley was working in Smith’s Deli, (“the best caff”, according to one local taxi driver, in Edinburgh). She and her partner, Johnny, relocated from Sydney to the Scottish capital last year to live.
The EP’s title track, designed to turn a page between two eras of Sydney life, has all the optimism and irony that nostalgia can afford, ‘Like a Woman Should’ continues the contradiction of attitudes, disguising a heartfelt love song written for a real and life-affirming man, as a social commentary about the conceptual collective fear of the so-called ‘toxic men’ we are ever reminded may be looming.