19 April 2018 (gig)
20 April 2018
With the sound of excitable chatter filling London’s Electric Ballroom, Geordie trio Little Comets take to the stage to deliver a set of indie pop gems. Described as ‘kitchen sink indie’, the group arrived just as the mid-2000s indie boom was starting to wind down, but this didn’t affect Little Comets, releasing indie anthem one after another.
Without further ado, the Geordie lads launch straight into things, effortlessly playing the infectious indie pop riffs they’re best known for. Minimal chat from frontman Robert Coles didn’t seem to destroy the crowd’s interaction with the band as they all sang along to every word that came out of his mouth. Coles chilled attitude juxtaposed with the audience’s vibe, with people throwing their hands in the air, bouncing along to every track.
Stand outs of the night had to be ‘My Boy William’ and ‘Dancing Song’. ‘My Boy William’ never fails to bring out the emotional side to the trio, with their children’s vocals placed throughout the track. Gloriously upbeat ‘Dancing Song’ threw the crowd into an absolute frenzy, with not one person standing still. The track is impossible not to dance to and always does the job of getting everyone to have a little jig.
Flicking between their catchy grooves and emotional stripped back tracks, the trio still seemed to have the London crowd in the palm of their hand, even with new tracks such as ‘M62’. Little Comets made the night with killer trio ‘Bridge Burn’, ‘Joanna’ and ‘Dancing Song’, making it a fun night for all.