Thursday, 24 November 2011
Little Comets - His Thunder
Moody, atmospheric music of the UK's far flung regions always seems to hit the spot with us. In a day and age when the likes of Mumford & Sons have dulled the masses with their prim and proper brand of endlessly emoting rural tunes, it's easy to forget that there's a far darker, more intense flavour of music out there.
Little Comets' chief strength is that they're not afraid to push their track to the very limits of what a genre can contain - from subtle beginnings their new single His Thunder boils up into a lush, expansive piece of real scale. The vocals are impassioned, cast out from the body like shouting into a storm - swathes of guitar drape themselves over the song's latter portions, cloak-like manifestations of beauty in aural form.
Hailed as 'Geordie mavericks', Little Comets give voice to their homeland, compressing all the power and heart of their locale into three minutes of brilliant music.
His Thunder is released as part of the Worry EP on the 12th December.
The band have a series of live dates lined up for April:
Sat 21 Apr 2012 - Glasgow - Oran More
Sun 22 Apr 2012 - Manchester - Academy 2
Mon 23 Apr 2012 - Leeds - The Cockpit
Tues 24 Apr 2012 - Birmingham - O2 Academy 2
Thurs 26 Apr 2012 - London - Scala
Fri 27 Apr 2012 - Norwich - Arts Centre
Sat 28 Apr 2012 - Brighton - The Haunt