Wednesday, 28 August 2013

The Prodigal Blogger Returns & Little Comets!

I’m finally back!  As much as I hated to abandon my blog, there was no Internet or time to keep up while I was away!  However, now I’m back and excited to throw myself back into the music world;  I have 5 weeks to catch up on!

Side Note:  When I returned I’d received messages recommending bands, which was really exciting!  Feel free to send me recommendations, comments, questions etc.  I can be contacted through the social media icons to the right or at the bottom of this post!

So, moving on to the main point of this post: Little Comets.

You know how sometimes you make a note or a short list of some books to read, bands to check out, movies to watch, etc… but never seem to get around to it? There’s just never a time to do it that matches when you actually remember.  Little Comets was one of those bands and I finally looked them up.  My first impression of them was that they were another British indie rock band that I could lump in with the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, etc.  I’ve had a few horrified reactions to this, but I was never on the bandwagon for these bands!  While I didn’t necessarily dislike them, there just always seemed to be something better to listen to.  So this was my opinion before I’d heard the first song.  Easy to overcome, huh?

“Worry” was the first song I heard and it’s an upbeat, punchy, easy-listen.  I enjoyed the song, but when you’re listening to it you feel like the band can do more.  That’s not to say that it’s not enough for a band to make purely pop music, but I think musical variation demonstrates a lot more talent.  A few songs later I discovered “Figures” and “His Thunder”, and my questions were answered.  I think the versatility that LC demonstrates through these three songs is really impressive and exciting!

After this, I ventured into LC’s musical history, focusing on their debut album, “In Search of Elusive Little Comets” from 2011.  It’s caulk-full of highs and lows, but certainly leaves the listener wanting more.  The opening track, “Adultery” is strong and I found myself listening to it about 4 times before moving onto the next song!  “One Night in October” has lyrics on par with Dr. Suess and “Intelligent Animals” is painful to listen to in the worst way possible.  However, they redeem themselves with “Joanna”, “Lost Time” and “Isles”.

Overall, they’re worth checking out, but there’s no rush.  They have some solid songs, but they haven’t shaken-up the music industry just yet.  Having said that, I can't wait to see what they do next!

Top 5 songs: "Figures", "Joanna", "Lost Time", "Worry"& "Adultery"

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