Sparks announce 3 UK shows in May 2018

Sparks have kicked  off 2018 by announcing 3 UK shows in May.   “We’re extremely thrilled to continue the celebration of Hippopotamus live in concert with all our UK fans.  The joy you expressed last year was overwhelming. Bring on 2018!”   ‘Hippopotamus’, their 23rd album, received unanimous acclaim and a UK Top 10 hit… Read More

End of year accolades for Sparks

There’s no better way to wrap up 2017 than the news of Sparks’ O2 Shepherds Bush Empire gig and ‘Hippopotamus’ being in the Top 10 Year’s Best in The Times of London! O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire (Sept 27, 2017) “Charged by the success of Hippopotamus, arguably the best album of their career, the Mael brothers… Read More

Hippopotamus among albums of the year!

Albums Of The Year lists are coming in: ‘Hippopotamus’ has ranked #15 in MOJO Magazine and #26 in Q Magazine!…/79900-sparks…/critic-lists/…  

“Check Out Time 11AM” – brand new Sparks song for Black Friday RSD 2017

For Black Friday Record Store Day Sparks will release a special 7” vinyl with a brand new song, ‘Check Out Time 11AM’.   Available at participating record stores across the States… ✨   A side: ‘Check Out Time 11AM’ B side: ‘Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me)’ Limited quantity of 850.


It’s official: HIPPOPOTAMUS is #7 in the Official UK Charts ✨ Ron and Russell are visibly ecstatic and would like to thank everyone who bought a copy of the album. You are amazing!

A Message From Ron & Russell

Ron and Russell would like to thank everyone for helping to get Hippopotamus at no. 6 in the midweek chart in the Official UK Charts.   Buy/Stream your copy of the new album here:


Win a pair of tickets to Sparks’ U.K. show of your choice PLUS Ron’s tie! How to enter: 1) Take a picture of yourself holding the new Sparks album Hippopotamus, or listening to it on streaming/YouTube, etc.* 2) Post the picture publicly to social media (Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook) using the hashtag #SparksTixAndTie Deadline to enter… Read More

Sparks Release Beautiful Video For Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me)

Click above to watch the beautiful music video for Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me). The stop-motion video was created by BAFTA Cymru nominated animator/puppeteer Joseph Wallace.   “Perfectly capturing the mood of the song ‘Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me),’ the video is also a rapturous work of art in its own… Read More


  Ron and Russell will be doing a Live Webchat at 1pm (UK Time) on Wednesday 23 August with The Guardian. Click here to join the chat live.   If you can’t join the chat live, you can still submit questions in advance via the same link.