Tuesday 12 February 2013

Little Comets - Violence Out Tonight

Single review by kev@thesoundofconfusion.co.uk

I interviewed Little Comets once. They said they started out playing Bryan Adams covers, they're really easy to play apparently, so take note budding musicians, the Canadian soft-rocker could be perfect for helping you get started. Somewhere I hope tapes of these recordings exist and will eventually see the light of day. Maybe it would reignite interest in the band; since the press heralded them as bright young things a few years ago they seem to have slipped off the radar a little, which is a big shame. They've written some very good eclectic indie/pop songs and are willing to experiment with different sounds, unlike other bands who were hyped at the same time and are still churning out the same generic indie.

Second album 'Life Is Elsewhere' slipped out in the autumn to little fanfare; it deserves better, and so do the band. They've made this emotional-filled video for the track 'Violence Out Tonight', a song that's anything but generic or formulaic. Forged from scratchy guitar and inventive percussion, they add other sounds and instruments and end up with something quite unlike any other band around. What's stopping them receiving the acclaim they deserve is something of a mystery. Perhaps they're just too innovative for the mainstream but their indiepop past puts the more serious publications off covering their work. If Little Comets continue as they are this will surely change. They'll get the success they deserve in the end.

Little Comets' website

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Catch them live:

TUE   09  //  NOTTINGHAM  Rescue Rooms
WED 10  //  LONDON  O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
THU  11  //  CAMBRIDGE  Junction
SAT  13   //  WOLVERHAMPTON  Slade Rooms
SUN  14  //  OXFORD  O2 Academy
MON 15  //  BOURNEMOUTH  Old Fire Station
TUE  16  //  EXETER  Phoenix
THU  18  //  BRISTOL  O2 Academy
FRI   19  //  CARDIFF The Gate Arts Centre
SAT  20 //  DUBLIN  Academy 2
SUN  21  //  BELFAST  Auntie Annie’s
MON 22  //  LIVERPOOL  Masque
WED 24  //  GLASGOW  King Tut’s
THU  25  //  YORK  Fibbers
FRI   26  //   PRESTON  53 Degrees

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