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ELEANOR MCGUINNESS




AUSTRALIAN SINGER SONGWRITER, INDIGO SPARKE, SINGS WITH LYRICS THAT “BOTH CUT HARD AND COMFORT” NPRS BOB BOILEN SPEAKS OF HER PERFORMANCE ON TINY DESK, AFTER FINDING HER SINGLE “THE DAY I DROVE THE CAR AROUND THE BLOCK” A SONG TITLE WHICH CAUGHT HIS EYE AND LED HIM TO SEE HER PERFORM AT SXSW. LATER REVIEWED BY THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE “SPARKE’S GORGEOUS, SUBDUED FOLK...DEMONSTRATES A SOPHISTICATED SPARSENESS OF FINGERPICKING AND VOICE, COILING INTO A HAUNTED SPACIOUSNESS BRISTLING WITH HEARTBREAK.”

INDIGO 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. FOLLOWING HER STEINER EDUCATION AS A CHILD SHE WENT ON TO ATTEND A PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL AND THEN DID THREE YEARS AT ACTING SCHOOL WHICH ULTIMATELY LED HER TO FOLLOWING HER MUSIC CAREER. IT WAS IN AUSTRALIA THAT SHE MET THE BAND BIG THIEF DOING A SUPPORT SHOW FOR THEM AND GREW CLOSE WITH THE BANDS FRONT WOMAN ADRIANNE LENKER, WHO THEN WENT ON TO CO-PRODUCE INDIGO’S DEBUT ALBUM RELEASED ON SACRED BONES RECORDS, ECHO. THE RECORD 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." ADDITIONALLY GORILLA VS BEAR SAID, “ACHINGLY BEAUTIFUL AND HEART-WRENCHING... FEELS IMPOSSIBLY INTIMATE AND VAST AT ONCE, LIKE A CHERISHED SECRET THAT, ONCE SHARED, BECOMES UNIVERSAL TRUTH."

FOLLOWING THE ALBUMS 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.

WORK ON HYSTERIA BEGAN AT THE START OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC WHILE SPARKE WAS STRANDED IN QUARANTINE IN AUSTRALIA WAITING FOR HER VISA TO BE RENEWED SO SHE COULD RETURN TO THE STATES. “I WAS GOING THROUGH AN INTENSE SEPARATION AND PROCESSING ALL OF THAT IN THE DEEP FLUX OF THE WORLD COLLAPSING,” SHE RECALLS. “I WAS MOVING THROUGH HUGE WAVES OF GRIEF AND TRYING TO RECONCILE WHAT WAS GOING ON, INTERNALLY AND EXTERNALLY. THE GRIEF OPENED A DOORWAY TO THE PAST I THOUGHT I HAD MADE PEACE WITH. BUT THERE WERE DAYS WHERE I JUST COULDN’T GET OFF THE FLOOR. IT FELT LIKE EVERYTHING WAS FALLING THROUGH THIS HOLE IN MY CHEST. IT FELT STARK AND NAUSEATING TO FEEL SUCH IMMENSE GROUNDLESSNESS WHILST ALSO LOOKING AT ALL THE DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF MYSELF I HAD BEEN. ALL THE VARIED DIFFERENT CHAPTERS I HAD EXPERIENCED, FROM HEAVY DRUG USE, TO SEXUAL ABUSE, LOVE IN ALL ITS FORMS, COMPLEX TRAUMA AND MENTAL HEALTH. IT WAS ALMOST LIKE MY LIFE WAS FLASHING BEFORE MY EYES. I REALIZED I WAS IN A PROFOUND ALTERED STATE, AS EVERYTHING SIMULTANEOUSLY STOOD STILL AROUND ME YET WAS FLASHING VIOLENTLY INSIDE OF ME. I THINK IN THE PROCESS OF ALL OF THIS SOMEWHERE ALONG THE ROAD I QUIETLY BECAME A WOMAN AND NOW I DON’T FEEL AS FRAGILE AS I ONCE DID, OR NOW, I ACCEPT THE WILD INNER LANDSCAPE OF MYSELF AND MY HISTORY AND IT GIVES ME A DIFFERENT KIND OF STRENGTH TO WORK FROM.”

THE CONNECTION FELT INTUITIVE FOR BOTH SPARKE AND DESSNER WHO RECALLS “I STARTED HEARING IDEAS LISTENING TO HER VOICE ALMOST IMMEDIATELY. WE CONNECTED BY PHONE AND HAD A LONG TALK. SHE WAS INCREDIBLY OPEN AND GRACIOUS AND REALLY IT WAS CREATIVELY INSPIRING FROM THE MOMENT WE STARTED WORKING. IT ALWAYS FEELS LIKE SOME WEIRD MIRACLE WHEN SONGS EMERGE THAT YOU WANT TO LISTEN TO ALL THE TIME -- AND THIS WAS DEFINITELY THE CASE WITH HER RECORD. IT FEELS COHESIVE AND TIMELESS AND INSPIRED TO ME IN A WAY THAT I KNOW I WILL KEEP COMING BACK TO. I THINK THE CHEMISTRY IS RIGHT.” CENTERING SPARKE’S POWERFUL VOCALS THROUGHOUT, HYSTERIA IS PACKED WITH BIG GUITARS AND LAYERED INSTRUMENTATION THAT PRACTICALLY ACTS AS THE ALBUM’S LUNGS, GIVING EVERY NOTE BREATH. IF ECHO BORE THE MARK OF PRODUCER ADRIANNE LENKER’S INTIMATE, SPECTRAL APPROACH, THEN HYSTERIA IS COMPARATIVELY FULL-BODIED AND WARM LIKE A RAGING FIRE, AS DESSNER’S ORNATE INSTRUMENTATION PERFECTLY COMPLIMENT SPARKE’S SONGWRITING. THE RESULT IS MUSIC THAT SOUNDS TIMELESS.

THE ALBUM HYSTERIA IS SET FOR RELEASE OCT 7TH 2022VIA SACRED BONES RECORDS.