Australian folk artist Indigo Sparke brings her deeply personal lived experiences
to her music, highlighting the spaces between the polarity of softness and grit.
Pulling her experiences of addiction, of healing, of queerness, of heartbreak, of
joy, of connection, of the softness and of the grit alchemising it all into tenderness
through her music, she conjures up a myriad of feelings that is undeniably potent.
Indigo taught herself to play guitar in her early twenties. Over the next few years,
she established herself on the Australian music scene, and released her EP Night
Bloom in 2016. Indigo’s career continually bloomed, opening for Big Thief
on the Australian dates of their 2017/2018 tour, and then was invited to play at
South by Southwest 2019. There, NPR’s Bob Boilen was first taken by Indigo,
writing that her lyrics ”both cut hard and comfort” and that her performance

“balanced heavy, reverb-drenched verses with moments of airy and acoustic whis-
pers.” Sparke began 2020 with a February Tiny Desk Concert at NPR, and had

been booked as the opening act for Big Thief’s sold-out tour of Australia and
New Zealand, including a scheduled performance at the Sydney Opera House
before Covid-19 saw everything change.
It was in 2019 that Indigo lived and travelled across America, in places like NYC,
Minneapolis, Topanga, Taos, in many hotel rooms and amidst the vast stretching
landscapes on the never ending highways, channelling her creative energy into
the completion of her latest album, Echo. Echo was recorded between LA, Italy
and New York, co-produced by Sparke, Adrianne Lenker (of Big Thief), and
Andrew Sarlo (producer of Big Thief, Nick Hakim, Hovvdy, Courtney Marie
Andrews, Bon Iver, Hand Habits, Active Child). The record was completed
at Figure 8 Studio in New York City, studio of musician Shahzad Ismaily. Phil
Weinrobe (producer/engineer for Leonard Cohen, Damien Rice, Adrianne
Lenker, Buck Meek, JFDR, and Lonnie Holley) engineered and mixed the


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