Album Review: Little Comets – In Search Of Elusive Little Comets (Dirty Hit)


Debut from Newcastle indie foursome

This year’s up’n’coming crop may be white-hot right now, but [a]Little Comets[/a] have cooled off since they first shot into our skies. Long-time-coming debut ‘In Search…’s pop patchwork feels fragmented in places; [b]‘Her Black Eyes’[/b] is too-slow, too-soon and [b]‘Intelligent Animals’[/b] sounds jetlagged.

But when they pick the pace up, a sonorous Geordie knees-up fills space and dissipates any dullness; [b]‘Tricolour’[/b] is a light-speed lyrical anthem while [b]‘Joanna’’s[/b] ode to guilt and shame is familiar; “Joanna, Joanna, it’s the morning and it still doesn’t feel right”. If [a]Little Comets[/a] played to their strengths they could burn far brighter.

[b]Chris Mandle[/b]