Little Comets – The Garage, 20/10/11


The last performance in their run of UK shows this year with supports T H E S L O W D O W N and Yaaks took place in The Garage, a cosy little venue with a superbly chilled atmosphere.

After a bustle of activity with various band members wandering through the crowd to the backstage area with equipment, T H E S L O W D O W N (previously The B I G S L E E P, but upon conversation with the lead vocalist, it appears they keep getting sued by people with the same title- twice it’s happened) started the night’s entertainment, with light funky guitars and drums, enough to stir light movement in the awaiting crowd. They were then followed by Yaaks, a big six piece something akin to Foals, who carried on the indie dance vibe and upping the anticipation for the headline act.

Soon after, the token blue rope went up, complete with a random selection of instruments hung from it- a kitchen pan being the most endearing object- and Little Comets appeared, this time with a new drummer.

The fun energy started immediately as they kicked off with clever narrative favourite ‘Adultery’. They then ran through many other songs from their debut album ‘In Search of Elusive Little Comets’- of which many of the tracks had already been released prior to the album. Old favourites such as the wonderfully lyrical ‘One Night in October’, the brilliantly northern accent harmonised ‘Joanna’ and little happy tune- true to it’s name as everyone began dancing wildly- ‘Dancing Song’ evoked a singing and cheering mass from the bouncy audience.

A few new songs were thrown into the mix, such as ‘Worry’- to be released in December as mentioned before it was played- a much quieter progression to their usual very upbeat refreshing style, but still engaged attention and even inspired some slow arm waving. After being able to witness their live show finally after a long time of intending to, the nice intimate venue and atmosphere of lively people all wanting to hear some chirpy easy-listening indie music positively lived up to expectations.

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