Only Little Comets could make a song about a motorway exciting.
The Geordie indie rockers’ latest single, ‘M62’, is an upbeat three-minute tale of a romantic pilgrimage down the motorway to see a loved one.
Melodically, the track is a familiar sound for the lads; the plucky, jangling tones of an acoustic guitar paired with frontman Michael Coles’ distinctly smooth flowing vocals. Despite the song name dropping 11 UK towns and cities that line the M62, it was in fact recorded whilst the band had escaped to mainland Europe at the back end of 2017; they spent time looking for inspiration at Frank Sinatra’s derelict former holiday home in Bordeaux, France, as well as soul-searching at churches in Bilbao, Spain. But, given the subject matter of ‘M62’, it’s clear none of these sights compared to the beauty of Northern England.
However, some time on the continent did inspire the recording of a handful of singles, including ‘M62’, that will be released ahead of the band’s highly anticipated fifth album (due later this year).
With their new album on the horizon and a lengthy UK tour set for this April, Little Comets are out to make a lot of noise in 2018.
And if ‘M62’ is anything to go by, their upcoming album might just recapture that sound we all fell in love with when ‘One Night in October’ graced our eardrums for the first time back in 2009.
‘M62’ is available to buy on limited edition 7” vinyl now via littlecomets.com and can be streamed via all major platforms.