2012-10-13T12:20:01-04:00 2012-11-24T16:29:04-05:00

Little Comets - Life is Elsewhere [Album]

There is something about the indie band Little Comets. Is it their catchy lyrics? Is it their positive mood that they express through their songs? In any case, the Newcastle, England trio have been giving indie fans something to rave about the past few years.  Their major breakthrough came upon the release of their debut single "One Night In October" back in 2009, and reached number three on the independent music chart. Their sophomore album, Life Is Elsewhere, will be officially released on Monday, October 15

The album is full to the brim with light-hearted tunes. You won't find any dark or melancholic draws here, that's not Little Comets' style. Their work is inexplicably exhilarating, probably due to the amount of energy and the guitar hooks and licks that can send your mind to the beaches of Mykonos. If this is your first time listening to them, you may at times find the vocals having some similarity or resemblance to that of Ezra Koenig, from the New York indie band Vampire Weekend.

However, it's the rest of the elements in each song, such as the use of effects and synth, that really set them apart to be their own sound and image. Little Comets' Life Is Elsewhere showcases excellent lyrical skills, instrumental skills, and execution of each song making their upcoming second album a must for any indie fan. They have graciously allowed early streaming of the album on their SoundCloud page, fill up on your appetizers below. We recommend "Little Opus" and "Bayonne" for starters.

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Little Comets

Life Is Elsewhere

  • Columbia Records
  • 10/15/12
Album · Indie


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Andrew Collins Hatkoff

I'm happy to be the first one to comment. Great change in direction and progression from their previous masterpiece.

Christopher McBride
Christopher McBride
8 years ago

I am going to have to disagree with your appraisal that "you won't find any dark or melancholic draws" on this record. The entire album, whilst having some catchy pop hooks, is a sombre, melancholic affair on the lyrics. I also suggest that you take the time to re-listen to the lyrics of "Violence Out Tonight" again, a song about a violent rape, and tell me the album is all sunshine and lollipops.

It's a wonderful album, I am not going to deny that, but I think you've got this review dead wrong.

8 years ago

they're in the same key =(

8 years ago

As the below chap said, there's a song on here about rape. Pretty melancholic, no?