[MP3] SPARKADIA has a few words to say to MARY

so sacred it seems, i’m so scared of these dreams that keep circling around in my head

♫ Sparkadia – Mary

Do you ever feel like there is some secret society that is hiding great bands from the masses? I know I do! How has a band as talented as Sparkadia (now just Alex Burnett. Sorry, dudes who blew it.) gone basically unnoticed through a handful of singles and a whole LP! I won’t stand for it any longer. “Mary” is his new single and it’s about 12 pounds of piano-pulsing, drum-thumping, gut-spilling goodness. Burnett may be clutching his heart with hand but his other is firmly placed on the edge of my speakers as he pulls himself right into my room, bringing with him all the emotion and grandiose of this epic pop freight train. And are you hearing that guitar breakdown at 1:58. Oh hell yeah. Rip it, Alex, rip it! You tell that Mary chick what’s up!

So Alex is from Australia but cruised through Berlin, Stockholm, New York, and L.A. before settling in London. No surprise this guy is on his shit. His last offering was the subtler-in-sound-but-not-title “Talking Like I’m Falling Down Stairs” which sounds like Two Door Cinema Club in about 2 or 3 albums. That’s definitely a good thing. Can I get someone to weigh in on the first album? Don’t tell me the secret society kept it from everyone!!

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2 replies
  1. Sallen
    Sallen says:

    Their first album ‘Postcards’ is truly brilliant. Although they didn’t hit huge commercial success here in Australia they really are loved in alternative listening circles. It is one of those albums that every song is catchy and makes you want to sing along

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