Sparkadia – Take ‘Postcards’ On The Road Oct-Nov 2008

They’ve been sending postcards from Europe for the past two months, but now Sydneysiders Sparkadia are back on their home turf and ready to kick off an extensive album tour across the country. The four-piece will celebrate a massive year that included a slot at Glastonbury Festival and praise from local and international critics with their biggest national headline run to date.

Featuring the singles ‘Too Much To Do’, ‘Jealousy’, ‘Morning Light’ and ‘Animals’, Sparkadia’s debut album ‘Postcards’ hit the ARIA album chart at an impressive #23 and was chosen as triple j’s feature album. In their review of the album, influential UK mag NME declared that frontman Alex Burnett’s voice “is like having warm honey poured in your ears” while other UK publications were equally as impressed:

“The Sydney-based four-piece excel at sunny, optimistic guitar pop” – The Sunday Times (UK)
“Sunshine drenched pop tunes”: Album of the week – Men’s Health
“A phenomenally uplifting album”: 8/10 – The Music Magazine
“12 tracks of uplifting, lilting, and at times, ethereal summer tunes” – The Sun 

Some local critics have even hailed it as one of the year’s best records:

“Album of the week:” 4 stars – Daily Telegraph
“One of the best local releases of the year” 4 stars -The Age
“Sparkadia’s debut album is ready for the world” – Herald Sun
“As far as Australian debuts go this year, ‘Postcards’ is one of the best” 4.5 stars – Adelaide Advertiser

And now, fresh from playing shows across the UK Festival circuit including the aforementioned Glastonbury, T in the Park, Oxygen, and V Festival as well as Frequency Festival in Salzburg and earlier dates with Jimmy Eat World, Vampire Weekend and The Thrills, Sparkadia are set to take their finely crafted live show on the wide open Australian road. With the band currently playing theatres across the country as special guests on the Faker tour and leaving fans wanting more, these dates are sure to sell quickly – get in fast!


Presented by triple j, MySpace, Channel [V], MAX and Street Press Australia

Wed 15 – The Barwon Club, Geelong VIC
Thu 16 – Karova Lounge, Ballarat VIC
Fri 17 – The Governor Hindmarsh, Adelaide SA
Sat 18 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC
Wed 22 ANU Bar, Canberra ACT
Thu 23 Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle NSW
Fri 24 Gaelic Theatre, Sydney NSW
Sat 25 Waves, Wollongong NSW
Thu 30 Players Bar, Mandurah WA
Fri 31 Prince of Wales, Bunbury WA

Sat 1 Amplifier Bar, Perth WA
Sun 2 Newport Hotel, Fremantle WA
Thu 6 Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast QLD
Fri 7 The Zoo, Brisbane QLD
Sat 8 Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay NSW
Sun 9 Solbar, Coolum QLD
Fri 14 Batman Faulkner, Launceston TAS
Sat 15 Republic Bar, Hobart TAS

‘POSTCARDS’ out now