Preview: Little Comets at The Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

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Little Comets will play the Wedgewood Rooms in Portsmouth on Saturday 11th February – what better way to celebrate/ commiserate six nations success or failure than with some Geordie indie from the Tyne and Wear trio? Their fourth studio album Worhead is set for release on 10th March and could well be a timely update to your monster jam library playlist and get you over that mid-semester hump.

Portsmouth will be the third gig of the whistle stop tour for brothers Rob and Mickey Coles and Matt Jarrow. Little Comets’ back catalogue is full of crowd pleasers and catchy singalong numbers such as ‘Mathilda’, ‘Jennifer’ and ‘Bayonne’. Breezy kitchen sink indie to warm the cockles on a cold February evening.

The three piece went with a DIY approach for 2015’s Hope Is Just A State Of Mind and released it via their very own The Smallest Label. It scored them their first UK Top 40 hit and so have quite understandably kept to themselves once again.

The lead single for Worhead is a promising sign. ‘Common Things’ is buoyant and catchy – a real return to form. Their typically twangy guitar is smoothed out with synths and angelic coos. The track finishes off with Robert Coles singing solo over languid strokes of his guitar.

Tongue twisting lyrics over sweet catchy riffs and its only half an hour away on the train to Southsea.

Tickets are available here for £15.95.

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Im Freddie and Im a nerd. I go to as many gigs as I can because I love getting elbowed in the face to music; a pursuit I've thrown all my pennies at. Money well spent.

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