Our Essential Listening 2012 series concludes today with The Albums.
From the ‘cohesion through experimentation’ of Tame Impala’s ‘Lonerism, through the ‘muscular power ballads, stirring, keyboard-led harmonies and call-and-response choruses’ that inform The Killers’ return with ‘Battle Born’, to the ‘sheer magnetism and unwavering belief’ which made ‘Blunderbuss’ such a successful solo debut for Jack White, we feel this rundown highlights some of the year’s truly outstanding releases that everyone should make an effort to check out.
And don’t forget, there’s only room for one place each on our Essential Listening Series, so if your favourite artist of the year isn’t included in this particular rundown, make sure you check through our previous lists to see if they’ve made an appearance elsewhere. And after that, if they’re still nowhere to be seen, maybe you should leave a comment below to let us know about it.
North East natives Little Comets are managed by former footballer Ugo Ehiogu, soundtrack Radox adverts, and once enlisted a drummer from a failed boyband.
Despite that sentence appearing to be the nonsensical ramblings of the intellectually challenged, all three are indeed facts.
With such an oddball backstory, one could easily imagine such a band starring in some kind of fly-on-the-wall make-it-or-break-it documentary, where they stumble from one drama and dilemma to the next. Some kind of journey, making vacuous music throughout. On BBC3. Probably.
But the truth of the matter is, Little Comets’ reality is far removed from such a scenario; with one successful album under their belt they’re doing rather well, thank you very much. And rather than being some kind of quirky, indie-lite act, Little Comets aren’t afraid to tackle The Bigger Issues, and the enigmatically titled new album ‘Life Is Elsewhere’ is no different.
Little Comets are previewing their new album online ahead of its official release later this month.
In today’s Soundbites - our look back at the past week’s news, reviews, and tabloid gossip – BBC4 makes the license fee seem worthy, Justin Bieber shows himself to have plenty in common with birds, Bob Geldof dreams of being Paul Weller, the latest Maybe Myrtle Tyrtle track is reviewed and our pick of the week’s new videos is selected.
Following their acclaimed ‘Worry’ EP released in December, Little Comets are set to return to the fold with vibrant new single ‘Jennifer’, released on June 11th through Dirty Hit Records.
Little Comets will follow up last December’s ‘Worry‘ EP with the release of a new single next month.
Acoustic performance of ‘Worry’, the lead track from the ‘Worry’ EP released on 12th December through Dirty Hit.
Little Comets have soundtracked a video tour diary with the brand new single ‘Worry‘, which can be viewed here.
The video documents the band’s recent trek around the UK, backed with the single which is due for release on December 12th through Dirty Hit.
The annual arrival of the Reading / Leeds Festival always signals the beginning of the end for another hectic season of UK summer festivals, and it usually helps each year to go out with a bang, and with a bill that packs in homecoming heroes, some of the US’ finest, and a wide selection of bright young things, this year looks like being no different.
So, after wading through the many stages and many, many artists ready to descend on the twin sites in just over a week’s time, the Live4ever Ezine has picked out ten acts we feel you should not be missing over the course of the weekend – might take some manic dashing to fit them all in though…
(Stages and dates represent the Leeds leg of the festivals)
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