Little Comets album preview: Hope Is Just A State Of Mind
Little Comets are a band who’ve never been afraid to discuss real, deep issues through their music. Their highly anticipated third album, Hope Is Just A State Of Mind, is due for release on February 16 and not only reinforces them as fierce and smart songwriters but as talented producers as well.
Hope Is Just A State Of Mind follows a trilogy of EP releases over the past year and holds 12 honest and unabashed songs, from the personal to the political.
Frontman Robert Coles said: “Even though it’s taken a while to complete, it’s been enjoyable stress because it’s not pressured stress. It’s stress because we wanted it to be the best it can be. For us, songwriting is quite a personal thing. It’s us expressing ourselves and people liking it is a bonus really.”
This album puts across passionate opinions in a way that’s bold yet gentle. From The Blur, The Line And The Thickest Of Onions, which beautifully addresses issues relating to gender inequality in the music industry, to noting the political disregard of a certain class of people in The Daily Grind, each track is well thought-out and pieced together with care.
Of his favourite track on the album, Rob said: “They’ve all got their moments. I think my favourite bit on the album, though, is in the first song, My Boy William. There’s a bit just towards the end where me and Micky had set up some microphones and recorded two little boys speaking to each other and then we kind of compiled a little conversation from it that’s overlaid on the song. That’s my favourite bit of the album. It’s just what we’re about and that little moment summarises it perfectly.”
It was recently announced that Little Comets will play an acoustic in-store set at Pop Recs Ltd on February 17 before heading off to tour the country. The final night of the tour will see the band return to their hometown of Newcastle with a set scattered with stunning new tracks as well as some old favourites. If their previous Newcastle gigs are anything to go by, we’re in for quite a treat.