Wednesday, 24 February 2010

I heart the Little Comets

A couple of weeks ago I met the Little Comets to give them some super clothes from Quick. The boys are lovely, their music is sweet and they are gonna go big don't you know.

Wanna know more?...

Where did the name Little Comets come from?

Erm.... it is a really terrible story and one which makes me sound a bit daft... my friend had the name petite comete on msn messenger or something like that. Even though I did French for 5 years I felt the need to whack it into a translator to find out what comete meant. After being astounded at not being perceptive, I thought hmmm that is an ok name for a band...

You are fans of guerrilla gigs - which has been the best guerrilla gig to date?

We did one in a bakery aisle at Marks and Spencer's which was pretty good, it was nearly a national event in Newcastle as four police cars were scrambled to the scene... We did this gig on a tram in Sheffield which when we'd finished people followed us down the street to the gig singing.... The worst was when we were attacked by a maniacal Irish lecture who was 6'4" and foaming. He whacked Mickey but fortunately Mark saved him.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

Hmmmm I wanted to be a footballer or a fireman.... Mickey still wants to be a Nobel Prize winning scientist. Mark used to whack pots and pans in the kitchen when he was two so I think he has fallen on his feet. As for Matt, I've never asked him so would have to hazard a guess - maybe a sailor.

To get the creative juices flowing Little Comets listen to...

Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear and Deastro from the future, David Bowie, Paul Simon and Debussy from the past, we don't read books by Dan Brown.

What are your vices?

Crisps, ice cream, chocolate and biscuits. Being stressed and driving badly. Swearing and rowdyism.

What is the best possible thing to happen to Little Comets in 2010?

Either to release a couple of nice singles and the album, play lots of festivals and build an organic hostel or abscond to Italy and start a crack den.

When is the album out?

Hopefully July but it seems to get put back everytime the weather is bad so who knows.

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