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LITTLE Comets are fast becoming a big musical force to be reckoned with.

Not only are the local lads in the midst of their biggest UK tour to date, they’re gearing up for a new EP release and have been drafted in as part of a musical celebration of the 2012 Olympic Torch Relay.

In the meantime, the indie rock band – made up of Washington-born bass player Matt Hall and Jarrow-born brothers Rob Coles on vocals and guitar, and Michael Coles on guitar – are looking forward to playing on home turf on Sunday when they perform at Northumbria University.

It’s part of a nationwide tour to mark the release of EP, Jennifer and Other Short Stories, which is released on May 21.

A second album, set to feature the band’s trademark observational lyricism, is due for release at the end of summer.

Their performances as part of the Olympic Torch Relay concerts include Leeds and Hyde Park in front of a potential 80,000 spectators alongside Dizzee Rascal and Mark Ronson.

l For more details and tickets, visit www.littlecomets.com