Ah! Finally a band to put a bit of step into these cold gray winter days: I bring you Little Comets, straight out of Newcastle. With their glorious yelps, full band, and indie rock sound, I feel myself washing away the days of sad quiet folk and dancing my way into new love for England's answer to Vampire Weekend. However, unlike Vampire's hit-or-miss singles, I'm finding myself amused by all of Little Comet's songs. There is range in style, but fluidity
to their sound. At times, through the northern accents, I even hear a little Kings of Leon twang.
Little Comet's songs are layered indie rock anthems with ska-ish beats driving many of the songs. In 2009, the band signed with Columbia Records, which means it's only a matter of time before these guys really make it big. The single we're spotlighting here is a great introduction to get you hooked.
The lyrics each tell mini stories, sometimes of difficult times, always with an upbeat tune. "One Night in October" is already looping in my head".
Oh intensive care
Intensively she's aware
That I, I miss the heat
Solace and sway of the sheets
Oh, this dashboard's so hard
Can't cushion the beats of my heart
Their newest single, "Adultery" is worth tuning into too. Maybe it's the accents that do it to me every time, but I'll never escape my love of great cheeky Brit-rock power tunes.