Little Comets broke out of North East England in 2008 with their self-described kitchen sink indie: intricate, smart pop music with rhythmic Afro-beat influences. The trio channels the energy and fun of contemporaries Vampire Weekend, Givers, and Ra Ra Riot with big strides toward classic pop forefathers.
On Jennifer, itchy, staccato guitars tease out the story of a tight-lipped lover as the rhythm section jaunts happily to a Graceland groove. It’s a refreshing journey through cascading melodies and a wail of a hook that would make Steve Winwood smile. Even potentially heavy diction (taciturn, alacrity) is buoyed on the track’s impeccable flow.
The Comets’ sophomore LP, Life Is Elsewhere, streaks stateside August 20 care of Nashville’s Dualtone label.
– Whitaker Elledge
Little Comets’ Tour Dates
12 – New York, N.Y. @ Mercury Lounge
13 – Washington, D.C. @ The Hamilton
14 – Philadelphia, Penn. @ North Star Bar
17 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ Do317 Lounge
18 – Chicago, Ill. @ Schubas
19 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ 7th St. Entry
20 – Denver, Co. @ Larimer Lounge
22 – Portland, Ore. @ Lola’s Room
23 – Seattle, Wash. @ Vera Project
25 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Cafe Du Nord
26 – Los Angeles, Calf. @ Hotel Cafe