Radio: Interview and 6 Music Festival

BBC Radio 6 Music
Radcliffe and Maconie (March 24, 2017)

BBC Radio 6 Music
Marc Riley (March 24, 2017)

BBC Radio 6 Music
Liz Kershaw (March 25, 2017)

BBC Radio 5
Afternoon Edition (March 28, 2017)

BBC Radio Scotland
Billy Sloan (April 1, 2017)

New Album Hippopotamus

September 8th, 2017

Pre-order on Sparks Store

1st single "Hippopotamus" is available on iTunes etc.

Track Listing:

1. Probably Nothing
2. Missionary Position
3. Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me)
4. Scandinavian Design
5. Giddy Giddy
6. What The Hell Is It This Time?
7. Unaware
8. Hippopotamus
9. Bummer
10. I Wish You Were Fun
11. So Tell Me Mrs. Lincoln Aside From That How Was The Play?
12. When You’re A French Director
13. The Amazing Mr. Repeat
14. A Little Bit Like Fun
15. Life With The Macbeths



6 Music Festival

March 24, 2017 at O2 Academy Glasgow, UK


Video: Hippopotamus

At Home, At Work, At Play
Good Morning
When Do I Get To Sing My Way
What The Hell Is It This Time
Dick Around
Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth
Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me)
Missionary Position
My Baby's Taking Me Home
The Number One Song In Heaven
This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us
Amateur Hour

Radio: Radcliffe and Maconie on March 24th

BBC Radio 6 Music
Radcliffe and Maconie (March 24, 2017)

The world premiere of Hippopotamus

New Band Members

Bass: Zach Dawes (Mini Mansions)
Drums: Stevie Nistor (Sparks, Daniel Lanois, Sparklehorse)
Keyboards: Tyler Parkford (Mini Mansions)
Guitar: Michael Shuman (Mini Mansions, Queens of the Stone Age)
Guitar: Evan Weiss (Junk)

Mini Mansionsですよ!

Mini MansionsはQueens of the Stone Ageのベーシスト、マイケルシューマンが2009年に結成したバンドで、2015年に発売された2ndアルバム"The Great Pretenders"でブレイクしました(と個人的には思っています)。結構前(この動画は2011年)からスパークスのSherlock Holmesをカバーしていたのですが、2015年のライブでスパークスと共演しました。
もう一人のギタリストEvan WeissさんもMini Mansionsつながりの人みたいですね。
そしてドラムは2006年のツアーからスパークスに参加しているStevie Nistor。


Update: Annette

Deadline (March 14, 2017)
Amazon Studios Picks Up Leos Carax’s ‘Annette’ Starring Adam Driver

A.V. Club (March 14, 2017)
Amazon will distribute Leos Carax’s bizarre Sparks musical

Billboard Japan (March 15, 2017)


BBC 6 Music on Feb 23

BBC Radio 6 Music (February 23, 2017)
Radcliffe and Maconie (13:00-16:00)

BBC 6 Music Festival


6 Music Festival in Glasgow on March 24 Friday!

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Flow Festival in Helsinki, Finland on August 12 Saturday!

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