As their final gig of the tour, and taking place in their hometown, I was expecting nothing but greatness from Little Comets’ show at Newcastle’s o2 Academy. With the venue packed full and the atmosphere ecstatic, I knew that everyone was set for a night full of nostalgia and excitement from the get-go.
A band that I’ve adored for years, Little Comets are musical professionals. Their discography is nothing short of perfection – a magical blend of pure, raw emotion and sing-a-long indie-pop hits. Changing with the times and growing up gracefully alongside their fans, it’s no surprise that Little Comets are still as successful and popular as ever – and it doesn’t seem like they’ll be backing down anytime soon.
It’s hard to find a band that could reduce their audience to tears with one song so early on in the night, but kicking off with ‘Bridge Burn’ did just that. Their heartfelt and emotional classic was as beautiful as ever, and the beauty didn’t end as they swung straight into ‘Semaphores On The Lawn’.
Despite the release of newest album ‘Worhead’ in 2017, the band played a vast range of both new and old songs. Mixing fan favourites such as ‘The Man Who Wrote Thriller’ and ‘Jennifer’ with brand new tracks ‘M62’ and ‘The Punk Is In The Detail’, there was something for every audience member to enjoy.
Since the release of ‘M62’ earlier this year, it’s been one of my immediate favourites. The light-hearted lyrics, combined with jingly guitar tones, were just as tremendous live – and being followed by latest release ‘The Punk Is In The Detail’, it’s really exciting to see what the band will release next.
Finishing the night off with classics ‘One Night In October’ and ‘Dancing Song’, there couldn’t have been a more perfect way to end such an incredible gig.
Leaving every member of the audience on a high, and no-doubt themselves, Little Comets are truly an incredible band.