Hailing from Newcastle, indie rock band Little Comets will return to headline
Fibbers next Friday. With sparky, peppy rhythms, bright guitars and intelligent, witty lyrics, the
quartet is often dubbed the British Vampire Weekend. Formed in 2008, the band released their
upbeat, dance-y debut album In Search of Elusive Little Comets in 2011.
Their latest album Hope Is Just a State of Mind was released this February, breaking the UK Top 40
Charts. Consisting of the top tracks from their trio of 2014 EPs The Gentle, Salt, and The Sanguine,
and new material, this album features a more emotional, eclectic side while tackling serious, tricky
social issues like the objectification of women and violence. The Blur, the Line & the Thickest of
Onions plays on the name of the Robin Thicke hit, and asks “Why empower misogyny while
violence towards women grows?” The album is not without simpler, more tender moments: it opens
with My Boy William, written for Robert’s son.
Initially signed with Columbia records, Little Comets left the big label in 2010, before their debut
album was released. This is a testament to their prizing of artistic independence and originality,
daring to stand apart in the spirit of a true indie band.
Expect feel-good, fresh vibes with a dash of the off-beat. This is a band that is as creative with its
lyrics as it is with is riffs and rhythms.
Massively catchy song from their debut album
One night in October-
Four people playing one guitar- a fun snippet of their creative musical antics
Off their newest album
“life don’t animate/just creeps up on you slowly”
By Christine Tan