Christabel Howdon-Bancroft

Review: Little Comets at Pop Recs

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Little Comets

Little Comets performed a small gig at Pop Recs in Sunderland on Tuesday (February 17), to promote their new album Hope Is Just a State of Mind.

This is Little Comet’s third album and is a combination of new songs and songs previously released on their EP, The Gentle EP, which is available to buy now.

With a packed out shop all waiting to hear the North East trio perform, they took to the stage and opened with a new song from the album, B&B, which had the crowd in silence as they listened to the strong vocals of lead singer Rob Coles.

Hope is Just a State of Mind features Little Comets’ usual array of complex lyrics and choral singing, making it another album that fans are bound to enjoy. Many of their songs have personal and political meanings behind them, which might be the reason they come across with a lot of heart and feeling when heard live.

It wasn’t all songs from the new album though. During their short, but sweet, set they performed two older songs; Jennifer and Worry, with the latter having a slower than usual take than usual, which was different but worked well.

A few more songs followed, each from The Gentle EP, the band sung a melodic and deep performance of The Blur, the Line and the Thickest of Onions Little Comets. Prior to the gig, the band wrote on their website about how Thickest of Onions is a reaction to “the incoherent lack of effort to connect with a lyric” and how people in society become lazy with political and social problems.

Little Italy also featured in the half-hour set ,which has previously be heard on The Gentle EP, and has become regularly performed at their bigger gigs. Little Comets finished off their set with a rendition of My Boy William from the new album which wrapped up the gig and definitely left the audience wanting a few more songs.

Little Comet’s new album Hope is Just a State of Mind is out now and is available to buy online. They perform at the o2 Academy Newcastle on 14 March 2015 which tickets still available on their website for £12.50.


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