With a definite commitment to saying something tangible, indie heroes Little Comets are currently enjoying a zenith year devoid of distraction. Releasing third album, "Hope is Just a State of Mind" in the autumn, the band have enjoyed a UK top 40 chart placing (#31) and a sold out national tour; followed by a sojourn around the UK with friends Catfish and the Bottlemen.
An ambling three piece from the glorious coast of North East England; Robert, Michael and Matt have been making music together since 2008. From early releases on larger labels, the band now favour a model of total self-reliance - illustrated by being the only act inside the top 200 to self-produce, record, release, market, distribute and publish an album: a task which simultaneously illustrates both a tireless work ethic and love of the craft of song-writing.
With music that mesh dark lyricism, percussive nuance and soaring melody, the band always aims to convey honesty, passion and interest in the cloak of a three minute pop-song. Recent album "Hope is Just a State of Mind" is testament to this fact.
From the personal (My Boy William) to the political (B&B) the lyrics spread their wings wide – Little Comets would rather try and fail to ACTUALLY connect with an audience, rather than retreat into the safe and shallow territory of banality. Why have pride in a lyric when all the other songs go….?
UK radio has been a strong supporter of the band from the offset, with BBC Radio 1 giving daytime airplay to the last eight singles, across three album cycles. The band has also received playlist additions from BBC 6 Music and XFM, with DJs Steve Lamacq and John Kennedy being influential examples of support at each station.
This album certainly cements Little Comets' place as fiercely independent producers and songwriters, discussing a more challenging range of topics than the majority of their contemporaries, whilst sitting in a musical background that is dense with melancholy, thoughtfulness and the service of the song.