From february 22nd, 2023
Record curation by indigo sparke
Indigo Sparke was born in the belly of Sydney, Newtown, named after the Duke Ellington song Mood Indigo, to two artist musician parents who brought her up on Joni Mitchell and Neil Young, so the thread of this is woven through her blood. Her debut album Echo, released on Sacred Bones Records, received much critical acclaim. Pitchfork said of the album, "As with [Big Thief’s Adrianne] Lenker, there is a weird magnetism just beneath the surface. Sparke sings with quicksilver emotional ferocity, flickering out of her head voice into a lower register that hints at wilder, more elemental feelings. The atmosphere is rapt, the silences charged. The longer you spend sinking into her music, the more you realize its essence is not airy, but inky and dense, and Echo is a dark little star of intimacy and intensity."
Following the album's release, still amidst the worldwide lockdown, Indigo moved to the USA to work on her second studio album, which began in the summer of 2021 with The National’s Aaron Dessner (Sharon Van Etten, Taylor Swift, King Princess, Big Red Machine). Hysteria is a magnetic work that carries a rare and reflective power. With harmonies that sound like the voices in your head, she examines love, loss, grief, and a newly realized rage. Only a year after her minimalist debut Echo, here Indigo offers a sweeping and complex body of work, a diary built for big stages.