Interview: Rob Coles and Matt Hall of Little Comets

By on Thursday, 22nd August 2013 at 11:00 am

At the outset, the Hamilton, sat just a stone’s throw away from the east side of the White House grounds, seemed like a strange venue choice for Little Comets‘ debut appearance in Washington DC last week. However, it turned out to be a fortuitous stroke of luck, as you will hear in my interview with Rob Coles (lead vocals / guitar / lyrics) and Matt Hall (bass guitar / backing vocals), this allowed the Geordie band to enjoy their performance more, playing in a place where the sound system was excellent, and generally much more excellent than the average British band will play upon their first visit to the Nation’s Capital.

Listen in as the band describes Leeds Brudenell Social Club as “an extremely dilapidated version” of the Hamilton (sorry Leeds); their tumultuous and bizarre record deals; how Rob and Mickey’s moving out of the North East has affected their lives; their involvement with social media and why they would never sign off a Facebook post with “LC HQ”; and much more. Even the legendary touring drummer David “Greenie” Green chimes in on some YouTube videos you need to check out that Rob calls “the dark side of YouTube”. (And one video in particular you probably should, because there is a singing parrot with a death metal band called Hatebeak that I was encouraged to investigate.) And as Greenie likes to say, “have a good time…all the time”. Words to live by, folks, words to live by.

Big thanks to Rob and Matt for chilling with me after the show in DC and being total sweethearts and Steve and Ed for sorting this meeting of the minds that I’d waited 4 long years for. Cheers everyone!

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9 Responses

11:01 am
22nd August 2013

New post: Interview: Rob Coles and Matt Hall of Little Comets @littlecomets, as chatted to by our editor in DC:

2:20 pm
22nd August 2013

RT @tgtf: New post: Interview: Rob Coles and Matt Hall of Little Comets @littlecomets, as chatted to by our editor in DC:…

3:26 pm
22nd August 2013

I got to interview Rob + Matt of Little Comets @littlecomets last week for @tgtf; it went splendidly. Cheers fellas!

1:57 am
23rd August 2013

RT @tgtf: New post: Interview: Rob Coles and Matt Hall of Little Comets @littlecomets, as chatted to by our editor in DC:…

11:41 pm
23rd August 2013

@Oldmansknees just interviewed them last week in DC! 🙂 super nice Geordies.

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