Autumn in New York City lends itself particularly well to rough-around-the-edges British indie, so it was a pleasant surprise stumbling across Newcastle upstarts Little Comets last week. A cursory listen to their demo reveals no shortage of massive potential, but it's "One Night In October" that really stands out and establishes the Northeast quartet as ones to watch in the months to come. Bursting at the seams with fresh-faced vitality, "October" bounces along on a buoyant rhythm section and clattering percussion, shouty Wombats vocals and sunny guitars converging to make the four-piece out to be something of a cockney Vampire Weekend. With a publishing deal already in place and early support from Huw Stephens at Radio 1, don't be surprised to see this lot running amuck on all manner of hotly-tipped lists come January.
MP3: "One Night In October" - Little Comets
// Dreamer of Dreams //