Somewhere in between art rock and wistful pop lie Sparkadia, whose debut album 'Postcards' is quite possibly the most replete and accomplished debut you'll hear this year.
The Sydney four-piece write modern pop songs, pop songs that explode and shimmer with choruses that never leave your head and hooks that floor you on the first listen. 'Postcards' offers up a dozen snapshots of life that meld bittersweet lyrics and floating melodies with a sunny spin on heartbreak.
Lead Singer Alex Burnett divulges this about their latest triumph; "Many of the songs on this album are postcards I wish I had sent, and others are ones I really wish I didn’t have to send”. Each track was written in a different room in a different city over the past four years, before being affixed with a stamp and sent to the renowned Miloco Studios in London, where producer extraordinaire Ben Hillier (Blur, Depeche Mode, Doves) applied his deft production hand to give the album an expansive, cinematic feel.
Now that the album is complete Sparkadia invite you, the audience, to join them at one of their shows during their National ‘Postcards’ Tour. One can’t help but get the feeling that these evenings will be the stuff that goose bumps and spine shivers are made of....
15.10.08 - Barwon Club Hotel