The Great Impression (Signed Copy) - Sparkadia
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Sparkadia’s new album, the follow-up to their 2008 debut Postcards, is The Great Impression. A record of fierce intent and purpose yet tender in its delivery; it’s an epic work of smart pop that features the singles ‘China’ and ‘Talking Like I’m Falling Downstairs’.
Inspiration and collaboration on this clutch of new songs - songs written by frontman Alex Burnett in the back of cabs, on planes and in dodgy hotel rooms thousands of miles from anywhere called home - came from songwriter/producer Mark Tieku (Florence And The Machine, CocknBullKid), who Alex tracked down online. The pair holed up for two months in a tiny studio in East London and created The Great Impression, with Alex playing almost all the instruments, including the interesting usage of gongs, metal scaffolding and scrap metal that doubled up as cymbals.
+ Please note that the band will be signing a replica card copy of the cover art
- The Great Impression
- Talking Like I'm Falling Down Stairs
- Love Less Love
- Shoot Straight
- Hurt Me
- I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
- The Lost Ones
- Fade From View
- Still Can't Make Up My Mind - Bonus Track
- Too Young - Bonus Track
The Great Impression
James on 04.04.2011
“Talking Like I'm Falling Down Stairs” was bearable; but “China” sounds like so many other songs “You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet” in particular with its very similar chord structure for chorus, then the lazy predictable guitar solo that is also horribly similar. The other tracks however do seem more promising.
Australia's top songwriters
Peter on 10.04.2011
A stunning blend of indie pop and hauntingly beautiful emotive soundtracks. Sparkadia are definitely Australia's top songwriters (and performers - the vocal harmonies are incredible!) "The Great Impression" is more pop than "Postcards", but it has no less soul. Top tracks are def "Mary", "China", "Fingerprints", and "Talking..."