Artist info


Indie, Pop, Rock

Sounds like

My Disco, The Octopus Project, Beak, Battles

band members

Matt Barlow - Bass Thomas Capogreco - Guitars Rohan Goldsmith - Guitars / Percussion Kevin van der Zwaag - Percussion / Keys


Alva Noto, Greenwood, Basinski


“GO SEE THEM.” - The Scenery

Formed early in 2011, SPARKSPITTER have since been working to establish a sound of their own - blending influences from krautrock to contemporary art-pop, they seek to bridge the gulf between abstract, instrumentalism and contemporary pop ideals; landing somewhere in the sub-sub genre of math-pop art-rock. There's hints of the progressive utilities of bands like Tortoise, King Crimson and Battles; elements of the hypnotic repetition of minimalist forefathers Philip Glass and Steve Reich, but also a keen sense for crafting concise, effective melodies. The resulting amalgam manages purity and depth, and bristles with the energy of a heart full of joy.

SPARKSPITTER now have an impressive catalog behind them, having released their self titled EP in 2012, followed by the two track single FEARSPLISHING, and their debut album TECHNE and satellite EP DOXA in 2014 and 2015 respectively. SPARKSPITTER are heading into the studio to record their next release immediately after their upcoming trip to Brisbane for BIGSOUND in September 2016.

Unearthed in 2015

Laneway Festival

30 Nov 2014




Congratulations to I Know Leopard, JOY, Sparkspitter, Milwaukee Banks and Dianas

I Know Leopard will play Laneway in Sydney, JOY will open in Brisbane, Sparkspitter will perform first up in Adelaide, Milwaukee Banks are set to open proceedings in Melbourne, and Perth outfit Dianas will open the festival in Fremantle.



Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

03 Dec 2015

Triple J

This is your brain on Sparkspitter (▀̿̿Ĺ̯̿̿▀̿ ̿)⊃━☆゚. * ・ 。゚

This is your brain on Sparkspitter (▀̿̿Ĺ̯̿̿▀̿ ̿)⊃━☆゚. * ・ 。゚