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; ‘Her Black Eyes’ is too-slow, too-soon and ‘Intelligent Animals’ sounds jetlagged.

But when they pick the pace up, a sonorous Geordie knees-up fills space and dissipates any dullness; ‘Tricolour’ is a light-speed lyrical anthem while ‘Joanna’’s 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.

Chris Mandle