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After a few months apart isolating from one another during lockdown the three members of Little Comets remerge and reunite to release their new single Baywatch, taken from their fifth album set to arrive in the early part of 2021. It’s a dynamic, poppy, ditty, with hard hitting chorus, euphonious vocals and filled with shimmery guitar loveliness and is described by the band as “an uplifting and unifying lament on the lazy dangers of popular culture”.

We catch up with the band to find out what their dream show would look like…

Our ideal show would be called Jarrafest and take place in Jarrow Park, in Jarrow. All of the acts would perform on the old bandstand, which would be removed from its plinth and people from Hebburn would then have to carry it round the park, bringing music to the Jarrovians present .

The line-up would consist of artists with a connection to Jarrow – our former drummer Greenie once told us that David Lee Roth had a saveloy dip in the Viking Centre so Van Halen would headline. Tina Turner would play as well because her old guitarist came from the ‘town-God-created-in-his-own-image’ while  Roxy Music’s drummer and Alan Miles from The Animals would do a collaboration with Jeff from Look North as the singer.

Steve Cram would compere, with attendees getting 10% off admission price if they came dressed as the Venerable Bede. There’d be printing press workshops and also a competition for the most amount of trolleys you could fish out of the River Don in a ten minute period.

The finale of the festival would be Belinda Carlisle singing “Heaven is a Place on Earth” over and over again but instead of her singing Heaven/Hebburn, she would have to sing Jarrow. Then all of those present would build a Trojan horse, drop it off in Hebburn and wait until nightfall. Then we’d all pour out and finally reclaim Hebburn and rename it Jarrow 2.

Perfect.

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