Comet Gain – Only Happy When I’m Sad / Dreams Of A Working Girl 7″ (pre-order)

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Artist – Comet Gain

Release – Only Happy When I’m Sad / Dreams Of A Working Girl 7″

Label – Spinout Nuggets

Cat No. – SN126

Release date – 28th June 2024

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Artist – Comet Gain

Release – Only Happy When I’m Sad / Dreams Of A Working Girl 7″

Side A
Only Happy When I’m Sad (3:08)

Side B
Dreams Of A Working Girl (2:56)

Label – Spinout Nuggets

Cat No. – SN126

Release date – 28th June 2024

Comet Gain are a British IndiePop band, who have been making beautiful noise since 1992.

Formed by singer-songwriter and guitarist David Christian (aka David Feck/Charlie Damage) and Phil Sutton, with musical influences including Post-Punk and Northern Soul, Pitchfork called them “one of the most underrated contemporary indie bands in the UK”.

Initially recording and releasing homemade demos on cassette, the band followed with record releases via Wiiija Records, Fortuna Pop!, Tapete Records, amongst others, experiencing a revolving door of members throughout, with David Christian holding the back-bone.

Early gig supports included Stereolab, Television Personalities, Bikini Kill and Heavenly, with more than one Peel Session under their belt too, Comet Gain’s music varies in style, from IndiePop influenced by Soul and sixties girl-group sounds, through to early-80s Alternative Pop, to Punk.

The two recordings on this 7” record were recorded in the Spring / Summer of 1996. Shortly after, Comet Gain disbanded as it was, with the majority forming the band Velocette, leaving David Christian to continue Comet Gain with new members.

On Side A, recorded back then, ’Only Happy When I’m Sad’ was recently released on the ‘Misfit Jukebox’ compilation album (Tapete Records, TR540).

On Side B, first time to vinyl, this version of ‘Dreams Of A Working Girl’ was originally found on the NME C96 compilation CD.

With thanks for use from Tapete Records and Wiiija Records Limited (via Beggars Group Media Limited).

Limited to 500 copies, this will be available via the label, the group and all very good record outlets.

Line Up:
David Christian – Guitar, Vocals.
Sarah Bleach – Vocals.
Sam Pluck – Guitar.
Jax Coombs – Bass Guitar.
Phil Sutton – Drums.

Notes:
Produced by Dan Swift at Fortress Studios, London (1996).
(Re)Mastered by Jim Riley at Ranscombe Studios, Rochester, Kent.
Side A published by Tapete Songs.
Painting by Phil Bower at Inner Art Vision.
Artwork by Lee Grimshaw.

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Both 7" EPs

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