Friday, 21 August 2009

friday don't need it

Little Comets are the rarity: an intelligent indie band.

So says the press release. As the degradation of the term 'indie' continues to gather further momentum with rat-faced pricks crying out to 'be somebody'', is the idea of an intelligent indie band now a contradiction in terms? If The Enemy / Scouting for Girls / The Twang etc are seen as 'indie', why would anybody intelligent want to associate themselves with the now defunct term anyway? It's been the victim of a bastard generalization. I think 'indie' now means music with guitars, which is vague. I wouldn't really bunch Jamie T, Vampire Weekend and Passion Pit together but people undoubtedly do.

Maybe it's an ironic press release. Or maybe I'm forgetting the point of 'indie'. Indie is perhaps a term used to describe pop music with guitars that never gets overly complex. Intelligent indie then could just mean something that does this well with subtlety and style whilst average indie doesn't even know how to spell subtle, let alone find something to rhyme with it.

Friday Don't Need It
screams boredom at the same old shit every Friday night. Catchy as fuck though and it rings in the ears well after you've been raped financially at Koko's or Push or The Roxy or insert random local indie night here.

It's ironic because they are blatantly going to play it live on Friday evenings at 'indie nights', which they are supposedly bored of. Everybody will sing it back at them whilst they play it, it's even more of a 'win' perhaps than Arctic Monkeys getting chavs to sing a long to lyrics about how chavs are just chavvy.

Step away from all this intelligent indie bullcrap and you will find a pop gem gleaming back at you. It's certainly enough to make you swoon and lust after that prince / princess to blow your paycheck on. I've been singing it on my overground commute for the last two days and the catchy catchy hook that grabs you from the off has had me longing for Friday even though I'm meant to not need it.

I just don't know what to think. Other tracks by Little Comets didn't really blow me away but this baby gets me all hot under the collar thinking that 2010 could be the year that they make 'indie' cool again if the album is anything to go by. Big mantle to chuck on the boys but.....

The falsettos chucked in casually works like a charm. Effortlessly on it not showy. I'm really loathed to describe them as intelligent because they go to uni and play gigs in lecture theatres. Pop music doesn't care for things like that, it's only about the hooks and they are here in a bun dance.

Little Comets - Friday (Don't Need It)

Not out on any label. Album out on Columbia next year. Last single out on Lucky Number.
Best thing to come out of them 'til next decade?


Señor Don Diego said...

Can I get this song somewhere?
(ehem ehem... (a) )

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