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Little Comets to play O2 Institute

February 1, 2017 in News

In early February 2017, Little Comets will release their fourth album WORHEAD on The Smallest Label, the follow up to 2015’s Hope Is A State of MindWORHEAD is the most brutally honest Little Comets album to date – acerbic, withering and uncomplimentary about the state of our time; yet woven together with great beauty and care, drenched in positive melody and the percussive thrust of an innocent mind.

Little Comets are a strident five piece from the glorious coast of North East England; Robert, Michael and Matt have been making music together since 2008 with additional pulsing now added by drummer Nathan and a second Matt – the utiliser. From early releases on larger labels, the band now favour a model of total self-reliance – illustrated by being the only act inside the top 200 to self-produce, record, release, market, distribute and publish an album: a task which simultaneously illustrates both a tireless work ethic and love of the craft of song-writing.

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Little Comets play O2 Institute2 Birmingham on Wed 15th February 2017, with support from Eliza and the Bear. Tickets available here.

Watch the video for ‘Salt’ below:

The Head and the Heart to play O2 Institute

January 27, 2017 in News

The Head And The Heart‘s latest release Signs Of Light, recorded in Nashville with producer Jay Joyce (EricChurchCage The Elephant), crackles with the upbeat, sing-a-long energy of the the band’s finest work. Lead single ‘All We Ever Knew’, which was written during the ‘Let’s Be Still’ era but never captured to the band’s satisfaction until now, is sure to be a crowd-pleaser, while ‘Turn It Around’ seems primed to be a future concert staple, matching its inspirational message with a lush and multi-layered soundscape.

Throughout, the colors are brighter, the electric guitars are louder and the musical touchstones more universal. The propulsive, smile-inducing ode to Los Angeles ‘City Of Angels’ and the head-nodding ‘Rhythm & Blues’ nod to classic Fleetwood Mac, while the organ-flecked ‘Dreamer’ is a timeless-sounding ballad that could have been beamed straight out of an old jukebox.

On Signs Of Light, the gamut of emotions is felt most deeply on the Josiah Johnson-penned title track, which none of the other members had ever heard until they happened to walk in on him playing it over and over at the piano during pre-production in El Paso, Texas. “It was one of those moments where no one talks,” Russell remembers. ”No one needs the chords; no one is looking up. You simply pick up your instrument and play. The next thing you know, nearly 10 minutes have gone by and you have no idea how or why or what just happened.”

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The Head and the Heart play O2 Institute2 Birmingham on Mon 30th January 2017, with support from Cattle & Cane. Tickets available here.

Watch the video for ‘All We Ever Knew’ below: