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Sparkadia @ The Hi-Fi, Brisbane – April 08, 2011 [Live Review]

Review by: Lauren Sherritt
I headed to Sparkadia’s show on Friday April 8 at the Hi Fi in Brisbane with much the same feeling of trepidation that I had on hearing that the band was releasing a new album in March this year. Technically, I knew that the songs on the record were superb, just as I knew that the hype building about the The Great Impression tour and Sparkadia’s new live show had to mean something. I was troubled, though, by clear memories of a gig on the eighteenth of September in 2008 that had changed the way I viewed live music and made me worried that there was only disappointment to come by way of comparison.
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SPARKADIA: New Album + 2011 Australian Tour [Tour News]

  Having appropriately vanished following their 2009 Auf Wiedersehen tour, Sparkadia surfaced late this year to delight with the new single and surprise radio hit ‘‘Talking Like I’m Falling Down Stairs’’, and tantalised and teased us with live versions of four other brand new cuts during their run of dates around Australia with Little Red in October 2010.

Having since returned to London to complete the sophomore opus, Alex Burnett and Sparkadia are now excited to announce that the name of the forthcoming album is ‘The Great Impression’ and with it a confirmed release date of March 18th 2011 on Ivy League Records.

In further massive news Sparkadia are set to celebrate the release by way of their biggest Australian tour to date. Spanning four weeks The Great Impression tour is due to visit most major cities. Joining them in the celebration are the extraordinarily talented Operator Please and fellow Ivy League label mates, Melbourne’s Alpine.

The Great Impression Tour
With Guests – Operator Please & Alpine
Tickets on sale Monday December 6th

Thur 24th March The ANU Bar – Canberra
TixVenue: (02) 6125 3660 and www.ticketek.com.au

Fri 25th March The Hi-Fi– Melbourne – ** SOLD OUT **

Sat 26 Mar The Hi-Fi, Melbourne *NEW SHOW*
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Wed 30th March Wollongong Uni Centre – Wollongong
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Thur 31st March Bar on the Hill – Newcastle University
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Fri 1st April Metro Theatre – Sydney – ** SOLD OUT **
Tix Venue (02) 9550 366 www.metrotheatre.com.au

Sat 2 Apr Metro Theatre, Sydney *NEW SHOW*
Tix Venue (02) 9550 366 www.metrotheatre.com.au

Thur 7th April The Coolangatta Hotel -Gold Coast
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Fri 8th April The Hi-Fi (Brisbane)
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Fri 15th April HQ Adelaide – Adelaide
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Sat 16th April Capitol – Perth
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Sparkadia – Take ‘Postcards’ On The Road Oct-Nov 2008
Amandah Wilkinson of Operator Please tells Tara-Kai Hammond, “It’s good to be home…” in the lead up to the Valley Fiesta 2008

Hot Little Hands: East Coast Tour 14-28 August 2009


Hot Little Hands   Stepping off the plane from their New Zealand Tour, Melbourne’s Hot Little Hands will play four dates in Australia during August including Sydney (14 August – Spectrum), Brisbane (22nd Aug – Troubadour), Melbourne (27 August – Northcote Social Club) and Adelaide (28 Aug – Rocket Bar), with special guests The Tutts (NZ)

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Free Sparkadia Track | Vote for Sparkadia in the Hottest 100!!!


Our friends Sparkadia have an extra special treat for you this silly season. Their track ‘Too Much To Do’ has been remixed by hot NYC-based producer Buffalo Bill, who has also worked with the likes of Kaiser Chiefs and The Cribs, and they’re giving the song away for free to celebrate the awesome year they’ve just had.

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Roll up! Roll up! Rock ’n’ roll ringmaster SERJ TANKIAN has donned his top hat and will be cracking the whip at BIG DAY OUT 2009. The System of a Down front man has gone solo with the multi-layered album Elect the Dead. Backed by his band the FCC, TANKIAN’s show is a vaudevillian explosion – part comedic, part heart-attack serious. A showman like no other, SERJ TANKIAN is guaranteed to bring the drama at BIG DAY OUT this summer.  (ALL SHOWS)

Dropkick Murphys
BIG DAY OUT is dedicated to providing good times. And to help us do this in 2009, we’ve called on the band dubbed Boston’s answer to the Ramones – the legendary DROPKICK MURPHYS. This loud, raucous and chaotic seven-piece Celtic punk combo hits the stage with one goal: to play music that creates an all-for-one, one-for-all environment where everyone is encouraged to participate, sing along, and have a good time. Sounds good to us! So let the good times roll with DROPKICK MURPHYS at BIG DAY OUT 2009. (ALL SHOWS)


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.
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Faker – Are You Magnetic? National Headline Tour

Presented by: Video Hits, Nova and Aloha Music

“[Are You Magnetic? is] the perfect choice to follow-up the single This Heart Attack, the song that made Faker the commander of the airwaves for the past six months. It has an immediate retro feel reminiscent of the Australian pop rock scene of the ’80s; in other words, it’s so hot right now.”  Kathy McCabe, Daily Telegraph

The Top 10 single ‘This Heart Attack’ has certainly taken breakout Sydney band Faker to a whole new legion of fans, and with new single ‘Are You Magnetic?’ under their belts the band are taking to the road in September on a national headline tour.

Starting in WA the ‘Are You Magnetic?’ tour will see Faker travel to all capital cities over more than two weeks. 

Tickets are on sale from July 7 and Sparkadia will support Faker on all dates which are as follows:

‘Are You Magnetic?’ Tour
Thursday 4th September – Prince Of Wales, Bunbury, WA
Venue: (08) 9721 2016 www.heatseeker.com.au
Friday 5th September – Metro City, Perth, WA
Star Surf + Skate (Perth) – (08) 93216230 Mills Records (Fremantle) – (08) 9335 1945
Planet Video (Mt Lawley) – (08) 9328 7464 www.heatseeker.com.au
Saturday 6th September – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River WA
Beach Life (Margaret River) – (08) 9757 2888 Blue 62 (Busselton) – (08) 9752 3522
Friday 12th September – Forum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Box Office: (03) 9299 9800 Ticketek: 132 849  www.ticketek.com.au
Saturday 13th September – Wrestpoint Showroom, Hobart, TAS
Wrestpoint Service Centre: 1300 795 257 www.wrestpoint.com.au 
Sunday 14th September – HQ, Adelaide, SA
Venuetix: (08) 8225 8888 www.venuetix.com.au
Friday 19th September – Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast, QLD
Oztix: 1300 762 545 www.oztix.com.au www.thecoolyhotel.com.au
Saturday 20th September – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW (licensed and all ages)
Box Office: (02) 9550 3666 www.enmoretheatre.com.au
Ticketek: 132 849  www.ticketek.com.au

The new single ‘Are You Magnetic?’ is currently available as a digital multi-track package to include a Paul Mac remix of ‘Are You Magnetic?’ and album track ‘Sleepwalking’ remix by the Hong Kong Blondes. ‘Are You Magnetic’ follows the huge success of ‘This Heart Attack’ which is still in the Top 40 after 35 weeks.

Links: www.musichead.com.au / www.faker.com.au
www.myspace.com/fakertheband / www.alohamusic.com.au