Sparks release ‘What The Hell Is It This Time?’, the new single from the highly anticipated album Hippopotamus (due September 8th 2017).

Sparks are famed for writing songs about unlikely subjects and do not disappoint with ‘What The Hell Is It This Time?’ – “an often uttered phrase when people listen to a new Sparks song” according to Ron Mael.

“Welcome back you lovely disco oddballs” – Music Week

Recorded in Los Angeles, ‘Hippopotamus’ sees Sparks take the pop form, shake it up, and create an album that is adventurous, fresh and idiosyncratically ‘Sparks’. Described as “the smartest, most consistently evolving band in the history of rock”, and internationally acclaimed as pop pioneers, Sparks’ music has always been innovative and instantly identifiable.

The Hippopotamus single coincided with the band’s performance at the BBC Radio 6 Music in Glasgow at which they premiered tracks from the new album, a set that drew acclaim from fans and media alike. 

Sparks will return to Europe for The Hippopotamus Tour, UK Dates as follows: 

Monday 18 Sep – Waterfront, Norwich
Tuesday 19 Sep – The Boilershop, Newcastle
Wednesday 20 Sep – Queens Hall, Edinburgh
Friday 22 Sep – O2 Ritz, Manchester
Saturday 23 Sep – Rock City, Nottingham
Sunday 24 Sep – O2 Institute 1, Birmingham
Tuesday 26 Sep – O2 Academy, Bristol
Wednesday 27 Sep – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
Thursday 28 Sep – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

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