A NORTH East band has raced past household names including Queen and Status Quo in the UK’s official Top 40 album chart.
Little Comets are soaring high at number 31 in the national chart, announced yesterday, with new album Hope is Just a State of Mind.
It’s the third album from the band - made up of Washington’s Matt Hall and Jarrow brothers Rob and Mickey Coles - who’ve built up a firm following since forming in 2008.
Only last week they played Pop Recs in Fawcett Street, attracting one of the biggest crowds ever to the venue.
Now the indie rockers’ popularity has reached new heights.
Despite being signed to a small independent label, aptly named The Smallest Label, the trio are now rubbing shoulders with the likes of Mark Ronson and Taylor Swift by making it into the chart.
Matt, a former Biddick Comprehensive School pupil, said: “This is great news for us and we are all really happy. Things have never been better. It just goes to show that hard work can pay off.
“We literally are The Smallest Label competing against major corporate labels and this feels like a huge victory. It is very rare in the music industry these days.”
To mark the release of their new album, the band is also heading out on tour across the UK.
You can catch them at Newcastle’s O2 Academy on March 14.