“She weaves the tapestry of women’s songs from the beginning of time and the deep rivers that stream wild from the heart. Birthed into melodies to strum to, to dance to, to mood your way through. Indigo gives us an antidote to the upbeat and a pill for the sorrow. This is music for the faint hearted, the big hearted, the damned and the light.” – Akira Garton
Indigo Sparke was born in Sydney, Australia into a family with music in their bones. Her parents, a jazz singer and a musician, named her after the Duke Ellington song ‘Mood Indigo’, and her childhood was spent serenaded by a soundtrack of Joni Mitchell and Neil Young.
From a young age Indigo felt called to the stage, attending a performing arts high school, and followed it with three years in an acting school, working as an actress before embedding herself and heeding the call to the path of music. She taught herself to play guitar in her early twenties.
Over the next few years, she established herself on the Australian music scene, and released her EP Night Bloom in 2016. Indigo’s career continually bloomed, opening for Big Thief on the Australian dates of their 2017/2018 tour, and then was invited to play at South by Southwest 2019. There, NPR’s Bob Boilen was first taken by Indigo, writing that her lyrics “both cut hard and comfort”.
Sparke began 2020 with a February Tiny Desk Concert at NPR, and had been booked as the opening act for Big Thief’s sold-out tour of Australia and New Zealand. She is releasing her debut LP, echo, on Sacred Bones in February 2021.