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Video of the Moment #360: Little Comets

 
By on Wednesday, 8th December 2010 at 6:00 pm
 

Little Comets from Newcastle are getting ready to release their debut album, ‘In Search of Elusive Little Comets’ on 31 January 2010 on Dirty Hit Ltd (the band has since parted ways with Columbia).

In advance of the album release, the band are releasing the single ‘Joanna’. Who is Joanna? Is she a representation of excess, of fantasy, of reality? You be the judge and watch the video below.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt8_O1-WUag[/youtube]

 

Little Comets / December 2009 UK Tour

 
By on Thursday, 26th November 2009 at 8:48 pm
 

Hot up and comers Little Comets have announced a string of tour dates starting next Thursday.

Thursday 3rd December 2009 – Kingston Slang
Saturday 5th December 2009 – Loughborough University (w/ Reverend & Makers)
Tuesday 8th December 2009 – Reading Oakford Social
Wednesday 9th December 2009 – Oxford Bullingdon Arms
Friday 11th December 2009 – Barnstaple Square
Tuesday 15th December 2009 – Hull Adelphi
Wednesday 16th December 2009 – Edinburgh Cabaret Voltaire
Thursday 17th December 2009 – Sheffield Boardwalk
Friday 18th December 2009 – Cambridge Junction

 

Interview: Little Comets

 
By on Wednesday, 11th November 2009 at 3:00 pm
 

Little Comets (side)Newcastle’s Little Comets are quickly coming up the ranks of indie bands going places at the end of 2009, and have been picked to play Topman’s CTRL gig this month at Korova in Liverpool, next Thursday November 19th.

On CTRL each month a different band edits the blog then curates a live show. This month is Passion Pit, who are live on the site now and have chosen Little Comets, Airship and Bicycle Thieves for their show.

CTRL sat down with Rob from Little Comets for a quick interview on dancing in petrol stations and drumming under bridges

Can you start by describing your sound?

Rob: I think we try and make pretty melodic, percussive music dealing with quite dark subject matter, but with jaunty melodies. It’s hard to do!

So disguising the dark subject matter?

Rob: Yeah, you could say that!

The phrase ‘Kitchen Sink Indie’ has been used to describe you, care to comment?

Rob: It might just be lazy journalism, as we do mention a kitchen and a sink separately in a couple of songs, so they could have just put the two together, or it might be an interesting description.

So it’s not a reference to classic ‘kitchen sink dramas’?

Rob: I think a lot of the lyrics do deal with an objects perspective on a relationship or social situation, so there might be something in it.

Continue reading Interview: Little Comets

 

Video of the Moment #170: Little Comets

 
By on Sunday, 8th November 2009 at 6:00 pm
 

Mary wrote about Little Comets‘ infectiously catchy new single, “Adultery” the other week, and since then their people have got in touch to show us a rather cool “Making of” video.

You can catch the finished video here:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNOUTwJq08s[/youtube]

Aaaaand to get the full Little Comets experience, watch them playing a gig in, errr, Marks and Spencers in Newcastle.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETpoUuA4qB4[/youtube]

The band will be playing the pretty amazing Little Noise Sessions on 24th November,  in just over two weeks time

 

Mencap Little Noise Sessions / November 2009

 
By on Sunday, 8th November 2009 at 3:50 pm
 

Following on from the amazing lineups of the past two years, the Mencap Little Noise sessions are back again this November to raise more money for the mental disability charity.

The lineup is almost complete, with a string of pretty amazing performances scheduled. Personally, I’m most excited about Editors day, along with the pop-tastic Alexandra Burke, Mika and Newton Faulkner days – all of the shows have great talent and with the promise of special guests, I say you should hop on down to Union Chapel to check out some great music. Head on over to the Little Noise Sessions website for more answers to your questions.

The artists so far announced include:

Monday 16th November
Editors
The Maccabees
Bombay Bicycle Club
Everything Everything

Tuesday 17th November
Alexandra Burke
Alphabeat
Marina and the Diamonds
VV Brown

Wednesday 18th November
Mika
Paloma Faith
Alex Gardner
Daisy Dares You

Thursday 19th November
Richard Hawley
I Blame Coco

Friday 20th November
Lostprophets
The Blackout
Egyptian Hip Hop

Saturday 21st November
Taio Cruz
Tinchy Stryder
Chipmunk

Sunday 22nd November
Florence and the Machine
Golden Silvers
Erik Hassle
Ellie Goulding

Monday 23rd November
David Gray
The Low Anthem
Lisa Mitchell

Tuesday 24th November
Newton Faulkner
Scouting for Girls
Little Comets
Stornoway

 

In the Post #34: Little Comets

 
By on Wednesday, 28th October 2009 at 12:00 pm
 

Little Comets are four Geordie blokes that make what has been described by some as ‘kitchen sink indie music’. I can’t really make that judgment from this one-off single, ‘Adultery’, released Monday on the Columbia label.

In the promo video for ‘Adultery’, the band want you to forget about The Scarlet Letter: this is adultery for the 21st century, with gratituous trysts taking place in a modern art installation. Does going around in circles give you motion sickness? If so, I’d advise you closing your eyes. But the song is pure pop and infectious as hell, you owe it to yourself to listen to it at least once. Just a warning: once you hear it, the chorus won’t leave your head.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNOUTwJq08s[/youtube]

‘Adultery’, Little Comets’s first single release with Columbia Records, was released in the UK on 26 October.

 
 
 

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