The Low Spark
The Low Spark formed in Dunedin under the name The Tomahawks in 2004. In parts evocative of Neil Young
epics, of brutal Nick Cave narratives, and of the dense, sonic assault of Radiohead, their music could be broadly described as lyrical rock – the instrumentation carefully layered to create a dynamic and expansive backdrop for the voice.
After a year and a half of honing their sound, songs, and performance, they set about finding out how they'd come across on record. Their initial efforts (as The Tomahawks) yielded their first single Yesterday's Drink, which subsequently held the number 1 spot on Dunedin's BNet station Radio One for two weeks, and also featured on the Radio One 2006 Sampler album.
After this initial success, The Low Spark decided recording an album would be a healthy exercise in stress and self-development so they began recording in late 2006. The result is new album, Out In The Ozone.
The Low Spark have performed extensively over the past few years (initially under their original name). They are now currently based in Auckland where it's said they're enjoying traffic jams and the Asian Food Courts. Keep your eyes peeled throughout 2007, they plan on visiting your town or city soon.
Tom Healy - Guitar/Vocals
David Flyger - Bass
Paul Raine - Keys/Guitar
Yair Katz - Drums