Tag: Alex Burnett
‘Under Your Skin’ by Dan Sultan has been shortlisted for the APRA song of the year alongside Boy & Bear, Nick Cave, & The Cat Empire. Pip Norman (aka Countbounce) appears as a co-writer alongside Dan Sultan himself and Sparkadia’s Alex Burnett. If you are an Apra Member you can vote here – http://aprap.apra-amcos.com.au/2014/apra-song-of-the-year-shortlist-4/
Having a ball and making tracks with the dream team: Alex ‘Kofi Annan’ Burnett (Sparkadia) and the sultry Dan Sultan, at Bounce County. Also featuring Bounce Jnr.
In 2009 Sparkadia frontman Alex Burnett joined CB in Darwin for a working holiday (with coconut shake benefits). The sweat, beer, frogs and Papuan soccer tournaments conspired to produce some smash hits. The highlight of these sessions was a sweet little song called ‘Mary’.
The Count flavoured the demo with a severe Juno 106 bass sound and dirty gospel samples. Alex took the results to London to magic up an album with Mark Tieku (Florence And The Machine, CocknBullKid), who kept a lot of the tracking and ideas, earning Countbounce co-production credits.
Check it: “Alex Burnett’s Sparkadia are set to release a limited edition 7” single, ‘Mary’, on Valentine’s Day through new independent label Gold Dust. Shot through with slivers of soulful Springsteen, rousing gospel and a faultless Florence + the Machine-worthy dose of dramatic street spirit, ‘Mary’ is powerful, intelligent pop music at it’s … Read More »