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Little Comets are an English indie rock trio from Jarrow and Washington, Tyne and Wear They are described as playing "kitchen sink indie" music In early 2009 the band were signed to Columbia Records following numerous gigs in strange locations such as lecture theatres and various modes of public transport and support from DJ Huw Stephens After departing their major record label they released their début album, In Search of Elusive Little Comets, on 31 January 2011 The band released their second album, Life is Elsewhere, on 15 October 2012 under Dirty Hit records

Their third album Hope Is Just a State of Mind was released in February 2015 on the band's own label and became the first of the band's albums to enter the UK Top 40 Album Chart, peaking at number 31

Contents

  • 1 Career
  • 2 Discography
    • 21 Studio albums
    • 22 EPs
    • 23 Singles
  • 3 Members
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Career

On 9 February 2009, the band released their début single "One Night in October" through Lucky Number Records on vinyl and via digital download The single débuted at number 3 on the independent chart and received praise from BBC Radio 1 DJs Huw Stephens, Zane Lowe and Sara Cox, all of whom played the song on their respective shows

Having signed with Columbia Records during 2008, the band release their second single “Adultery” on 26 October 2009 The band promoted the single by touring acting as support for bands such as Hockey, The Twang and The Noisettes Columbia terminated the contract in 2010

The band revealed in November 2010 that their début album In Search of Elusive Little Comets would be released in the UK on 31 January 2011 both digitally and physically The album will be produced by their guitarist Michael Coles and mixed by Rich Costey The album was preceded by a release of the track "Joanna" on 17 January 2011

In May 2011 it was announced on the band's website and on other official outlets that drummer Mark Harle was leaving the band to pursue other opportunities The band decided to move several shows scheduled for May to October of the same year They have also stated that they are sure they will find a new drummer soon enough to perform at their summer festival dates

The band's track "Dancing Song" was used in the Radox advert in the summer of 2012

In January 2014, the band announced it would be releasing three EPs and an album in the forthcoming year, starting with The Gentle EP, released 23 February 2014 and followed by Salt EP, which was released on 16 June

In 2015 their third album Hope Is Just a State of Mind was released and charted at 31 on the UK Albums Chart

The band announced their fourth album Worhead through their website in September 2016 It was released on 10 March 2017 via The Smallest Label

Discography

Studio albums

Year Album UK Albums Chart position
2011 In Search of Elusive Little Comets
  • Released 31 January 2011
  • Label: Dirty Hit
54
2012 Life is Elsewhere
  • Released 15 October 2012
  • Label: Dirty Hit
70
2015 Hope Is Just a State of Mind
  • Released 16 February 2015
  • Label: The Smallest Label
31
2017 Worhead
  • Released: 10 March 2017
  • Label: The Smallest Label
83

EPs

Year Album UK Albums Chart position
2011 Worry EP
  • Released 12 December 2011
2012 Jennifer and Other Short Stories
  • Released 28 May 2012
2014 The Gentle EP
  • Released 23 February 2014
Salt EP
  • Released 16 June 2014
The Sanguine EP
  • Released 3 November 2014

Singles

Year Title Chart positions Album
UK UK
IND
2009 "One Night in October" 3 In Search of
Elusive Little Comets
"Adultery"
"Friday Don't Need It"
2010 "Isles" 31
2011 "Joanna"
"Worry" 28 Worry EP
2012 "Jennifer" 34 Jennifer and Other Short Stories EP
"A Little Opus" Life Is Elsewhere
2013 "Violence Out Tonight"
2017 "Common Things" Worhead
"The Man Who Wrote Thriller"
"Hunting"

Members

Current members

  • Michael Coles – lead guitar, backing vocals2008–present
  • Robert Coles – lead vocals, guitar, piano2008–present
  • Matt Hall – bass guitar, backing vocals 2008–present

Touring musicians

  • Matt Saxon – keyboards, guitar, backing vocals, samples 2015–present
  • Nathan Greene – drums 2015–present

Former members

  • Mark Harle – drums 2008–2011
  • David "Greenie" Green – drums 2011–2015

References

  1. ^ a b "AltSounds | READ About Good Music" Hangoutaltsoundscom 2014-05-11 Retrieved 2014-06-08 
  2. ^ "Little Comets – "One Night In October"" The Fader 2009-02-19 Retrieved 2014-06-08 
  3. ^ "Little Comets: "Adultery" | Tracks" Pitchfork 2009-09-24 Retrieved 2014-06-08 
  4. ^ "Interview | Little Comets | meg" Megie Retrieved 2014-06-08 
  5. ^ "a-LITTLE-comet - and then there were THREE little comets" Alittlecomettumblrcom Retrieved 2014-06-08 
  6. ^ Shearman, Sarah 2012-07-31 "Unilever repositions Radox to promote natural ingredients" Marketing Magazine Retrieved 2014-06-08 
  7. ^ "Radox 'Come to Life' Commercial – What's the Song" Diffuserfm 2012-09-01 Retrieved 2014-06-08 
  8. ^ The Gentle EP on Little Comets' blog, Retrieved 2014-05-12
  9. ^ http://wwwthejournalcouk/culture/music-nightlife-news/little-comets-third-studio-album-8712725
  10. ^ http://wwwgigsoupcouk/news/album-news/little-comets-announce-new-album-worhead-uk-tour/
  11. ^ "A Little Interview With A Little Comet" Kyeotv Retrieved 2014-06-08 

External links

  • Official website
  • interview with Little Comets at Il Dormiglione
  • Interview on BBC Tyne

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