The Low Spark
The Low Spark formed in Dunedin in 2004 under the name The Tomahawks.
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.
In 2007, after a relocation to Auckland, the then-named Tomahawks were advised to change their name after the long-dormant Mike Patton project 'Tomahawk' released a new album and threatened a multi-million dollar law suit.
After a few stressfull days, the Traffic song 'The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys' provided the inspiration for the new band name.
With a new drummer, new city and a new name, The Low Spark are touring extensively from July onwards, and are releasing their debut album "Out in the Ozone" in late August. Look out for them touring through Dunedin over the coming months.
Sat 28 July - The Habourview Hotel - Raglan Thurs 2nd Aug - Bar Mode - Palmerston North Fri 3rd Aug - The Stomach (all ages) - Palmerston North Sat 4th Aug - Bar Bodega - Wellington Tue 7th Aug - Belmont Suave - Marlborough Fri 10 Aug - Backstage - Dunedin Sat 11th Aug - Dux De Lux - Christchurch 17 Aug - Ward Lane - Hamilton