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Despite being on the scene for around ten years, Geordie heroes Little Comets showed that they still have their boyish sparkle as they took to the O2 Academy to delight old fans and new. An evening of nostalgia was firmly on the agenda as the five-piece launched into the soothing Bridge Burn embellished with electro synths before swiftly moving in to funky basslines and 1975’s-esque jingles in Semaphores On The Lawn.

Past memories of teenage years swirled around the room as Little Comets showcased the very best of noughties British indie-pop.

Fan favourites such as the animated Jennifer and the twinkly A Little Opus with its quirky instrumental were well-received and tracks The Man Who Wrote Thriller and Common Things from 2017’s Worhead meant that this wasn’t all a trip down memory lane.

The stunning The Blur, The Line and The Thickest of Onions seen frontman Robert Coles swap to keys for the track’s dramatic, soaring instrumental and raucous tracks Adultery and Joanna brought the mayhem with moshpits everywhere – this was everything I wanted and more.

Closing on One Night in October & Dancing Song, the whole gig was a perfect demonstration of a distinctive shift in style for Little Comets from their earlier music. Retaining their signature cheerful instrumentals and perfect take on Brit indie-pop, they still have their part to play in the progression of musical preference for 2018 indie fans.

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