Indie rock band Little Comets are celebrating this week after their third album entered the Top 40 chart.
The group released the highly anticipated Hope is Just a State Of Mind, the follow up to In Search of Elusive Little Comets and Life is Elsewhere, via The Smallest Label on February 16.
Following a trilogy of EPs released over the past year, Hope Is Just A State Of Mind consists of twelve honest and unabashed tracks.
It entered the top 40 in the official charts on Sunday – charting at number 31 - as well as going top 10 in the official indie album chart at number 7. Its success so far proves that hard work and good songs can prevail over expensive major label marketing campaigns. Lead singer and guitarist Rob Coles says: “We’re so pleased to hear that the album has entered the UK top 40, especially being a very independent minded band. From writing, to recording, to artwork, to putting albums in envelopes we really feel a great deal of ownership over our music and it is nice to know people are supporting that.
“Starting our own record label has been a fantastic experience and with the help and guidance of people like AIM we have learned a great deal in the past year. When we heard about the chart position we knew that all the work put in has been worth it.
“We’ve been together as band now for seven years and this is our third album, but really we are always looking forward to what is coming next and hopefully this chart position could give us a good springboard to help the band grow and continue to write music - it’s what we love to do.”
Little Comets are currently on tour and will be playing at Newcastle's O2 Academy, on March 14. Read our interview with the band from the March issue of Culture Magazine, here.