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Sparkadia return on Gold Dust label

January 19, 2011 by  

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Sparkadia return on Gold Dust label

Sparkadia releases ‘Mary’ via Gold Dust on February 14th 2011

Single launch February 16th at Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, and will also be playing the NME Awards Show at New Players Theatre, with Alex Winston 21st February

Alex Burnett’s Sparkadia are set to release a limited edition 7” single, ‘Mary’, on Valentine’s Day through new independent label Gold Dust. It will have a remix by up and coming duo The Royal Palms on the B-side.

Sparkadia – Mary by Anorak London

In 2008 Sparkadia released ‘Postcards’, an assured debut packed with beguiling guitar pop songs. However, in May 2009 on the cusp of great things, Sparkadia disintegrated, leaving Alex as the only member. Instead of putting the final nail in the coffin, Alex gave the project a brand new lease of life, travelling from Berlin to Stockholm and New York to Los Angeles before settling in East London where he began the search to find a producer to help him lay down the pop gems in his head. He started working with producer Mark Tieku (Florence And The Machine, CocknBullKid) and ‘Mary’ is the first pop punch from those sessions.

Sparkadia is now the name for a singular musical vision with Alex name-checking David Bowie and Kate Bush as examples of how it can be done. About his solo direction he says; “I like guitar music – rock‘n’roll – but I love pop melodies. And I especially like them to be odd. Oddness is important.”

‘Mary’ is the debut release from the Gold Dust label. Gold Dust is the influential alternative pop night at Hoxton Bar and Kitchen which saw early performances from the likes of Jessie J, Guillemots and Ellie Goulding. This release sees them expanding their already formidable reputation as champions of all things great about contemporary pop music.

Upcoming shows:
10th February @ Jericho Oxford Tickets
16th February @ Gold Dust (London) Buy Tickets
18th February @ Moles Bath. No advance tickets
21st Feb NME Awards Show at New Players Theatre, Charing Cross, London Buy Tickets
25th February @ The Bowery, Sheffield. No advance tickets



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