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Tindersticks/Baby Bird/High Llamas/Sparklehorse: The Astoria, London

Live Review by Barney Hoskyns, The Independent, 1995

IT'S RARE enough these days that you find two decent bands on the same bill, let alone four. So hats off to the New Musical ...

Sparklehorse: LA2, London

Live Review by Robin Bresnark, Melody Maker, 14 December 1996


Sparklehorse: Pale Rider

Interview by Joss Hutton, Bucketfull of Brains, 1997

YOU'VE PROBABLY read quite a lot in the music press – over the past six months or so – about Sparklehorse's songwriter, guitarist and vocalist ...

Sparklehorse: Good Morning Spider

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, August 1998

Second LP from highly rated alt country act with edge and attitude. ...

Sparklehorse: The Spider's Strategy

Interview by Chris Roberts, Uncut, September 1998

VIRGINIAN MARK Linkous' recent second album, Good Morning Spider, confirmed the promise of his acclaimed '96 debut, Vivadixiesubmarlnetransmisslonplot, while bringing a new psychedelic spin to ...

Mercury Rev/Sparklehorse: Irving Plaza, New York City

Live Review by Eric Weisbard, Spin, September 1999

HERE'S A TRACK worth savoring: Veteran modern-rock band collaborates with Chemical Brothers and incorporates into their music bowed saw, arching melodies, and a gaggle of ...

Sparklehorse: Borderline, London

Live Review by Nick Hasted, The Independent, 10 April 2001

FIVE YEARS ago, just before the release of his band Sparklehorse's first album, Mark Linkous collapsed in his hotel room from an excess of Valium ...

Sparklehorse: Out Of The Woods

Report and Interview by Keith Cameron, MOJO, July 2001

BEHIND AN 1850s Virginia farmhouse sits Static King, the recording studio where Mark Linkous made the first two Sparklehorse albums. We are not looking at ...

Sparklehorse: It’s a Wonderful Life (Parlophone)

Review by Djuna Parnes, Rock's Backpages, December 2001

A GANGLY Virginian whispering fractured Victrola lullabies in the soft falsetto of a geeky angel, Mark Linkous occasionally borders on greatness. The third ’horse album ...

Sparklehorse: King Of The Wild Frontier

Interview by Stuart Maconie, Q, Summer 2001

He lives on a 400-acre farm, comes from a family of coal miners and drives 15 miles to buy cigarettes. So why is Sparklehorse's Mark ...

Saving Good Morning Spider From The Black Hole

Comment by Michael Goldberg, Neumu, 19 January 2002

Taking another listen to a '90s masterpiece. ...

Dreaming of Fiery, Misty Mountains: Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse

Interview by Mike Diver, Drowned in Sound, 11 October 2006

WALK AROUND the stage of London's Bush Hall, through the dressing room, and there you'll find a small outside area, just big enough for a ...

Sparklehorse: Shepherds Bush Empire, London

Live Review by Paul Morley, Sunday Telegraph, 10 June 2007

STOP ME if you've heard this one before. It's a story about Sparklehorse, the one mind band who play a short, bitter-sweet set at the ...

Mark Linkous, 1962-2010

Obituary by Rob Hughes, The Guardian, 9 March 2010

THE AMERICAN singer-songwriter Mark Linkous, who has killed himself aged 47, worked with the Flaming Lips, Daniel Johnston and Danger Mouse, but is best known ...

Mark Linkous: Singer-songwriter, Sparklehorse leader (1962-2010)

Obituary by Rob Hughes, Uncut, May 2010

OF ALL THE tributes that followed the tragic death of Mark Linkous, who shot himself through the heart in Knoxville, Tennessee, none was more concise ...


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