Little Comets

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Little Comets
Origin Tyne and Wear, England
Genres Indie
Years active 2008-present
Labels Dualtone Records
Columbia Records
Lucky Number Music
Dirty Hit
The Smallest Label
Members Robert Coles
Michael Coles
Matthew Hall
David ‘Greenie’ Green (session drummer)
Past members Mark Harle

Little Comets are an English indie rock trio from Jarrow and Washington, Tyne and Wear. They are described[by whom?] as playing ‘kitchen sink indie’ music. In early 2009 the band were signed to Columbia Records and released their début album, In Search of Elusive Little Comets, on 31 January 2011.[1] The band released their second album, Life is Elsewhere, on 15 October 2012 under Dirty Hit records.

Career[edit]

On 9 February 2009, the band released their début single “One Night in October”[2] 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.[3] 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.[4]

The band revealed in November 2010[1] 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.[5] 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.[6][7]

In January 2014, the band announced it would be releasing three EPs and an album in the forthcoming year,[8] starting with The Gentle EP, released 23 February 2014 and followed by Salt EP, which was released on 16 June.

In 2014 the band will be headlining Friday night at Lainfest Music Festival, Twycross, Leicestershire, UK on 20 June.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

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

EPs[edit]

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

Singles[edit]

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 In Search of
Elusive Little Comets
2011 "Joanna"
"Worry" 28 Worry EP
2012 "Jennifer" 79 34 Jennifer and Other Short Stories EP
"A Little Opus" Life Is Elsewhere
2013 "Violence Out Tonight"

Members[edit]

Current members
  • Robert Coles — lead vocals, guitar (2008–present)
  • Michael Coles — lead guitar, backing vocals (2008–present)
  • Matt Hall — bass guitar, backing vocals (2008–present)
Touring musicians
  • David "Greenie" Green — drums (2011–present)[9]
Former members
  • Mark Harle — drums (2008-2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "AltSounds | READ About Good Music". Hangout.altsounds.com. 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". Meg.ie. Retrieved 2014-06-08. 
  5. ^ "a-LITTLE-comet - and then there were THREE little comets". Alittlecomet.tumblr.com. 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?". Diffuser.fm. 2012-09-01. Retrieved 2014-06-08. 
  8. ^ The Gentle EP on Little Comets' blog, Retrieved 2014-05-12.
  9. ^ "A Little Interview With A Little Comet". Kyeo.tv. Retrieved 2014-06-08. 

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