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Indigo Sparke

Plus Johanna Warren & Noah Radley

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Indigo Sparke inhabits a world that is a rich tapestry of sound – pulling the listener into circular spaces of seemingly never ending minimalistic textures and harmonic suspensions. Deceptively simple structures wind like labyrinths in a whirlwind of lyrical expression and vocal pageantry calling to mind the early works of PJ Harvey, Meredith Monk, and the like.

Her magnetic second full-length album Hysteria – a huge and beautiful sweeping work – possesses a rare, reflective power. After moving back to New York in the spring of 2021, Sparke finished writing the album’s 14 songs and decamped upstate with producer Aaron Dessner (The National, Taylor Swift). As a result, Hysteria is full-bodied and warm like a raging fire, as Dessner’s ornate instrumentation perfectly compliments Sparke’s songwriting, culminating in a collection of songs that sound timeless.


Presented by Bristol Beacon

Unreserved standing event

Age: 14+ (Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult)

Doors: 19:30
Start: 20:00
Finish: 23.00

“Sparke’s strength remains largely with her lyrics and the cutting, desperate power of her towering voice. When listening to her music, there is no choice but empathy.”

Paste Magazine

Support from

Johanna Warren

Johanna Warren makes art like her life depends on it. In the decade since her 2013 debut, she has released six critically acclaimed solo albums, toured extensively, lent her voice to The Midnight Gospel, and is currently workshopping her new musical adaptation of Euripides’ The Bacchae.

Also an herbalist and Reiki Master, Warren is an outspoken advocate for regenerative farming, rewilding and holistic healing. In 2018 Warren traveled around the US to raise awareness about the healing powers of plants.


Noah Radley

Armed with a collection of field recordings, vocal loops, and ambient instrumentation captured between 2021-2023, Bristol-based experimental artist Noah Radley invites you into an ethereal realm populated by distant lo-fi swells and haunting vocal drones.

Their debut album, ‘Devoid of a Contact or Contextual Clues’ demonstrates an ability to capture peripheral sounds and present them with substance – culminating in an eerily intimate experience that feels more comparable to ambient horror films such as Skinamarink than other ambient music projects.


The venue

Rough Trade Bristol

Getting There

Address: 3 New Bridewell, Nelson St, Bristol BS1 2QD

Rough Trade is located near Broadmead shopping centre, 400m from city centre bus stops and directly opposite The Lanes on Nelson Street.


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 Car parking

The closest public car parking can be found on Nelson Street (64m) & Rupert Street (119m).

  Bristol Clean Air Zone

Rough Trade Bristol is in the Bristol Clean Air Zone. View a map of the Zone and check if your vehicle will be charged.


Nelson Street bus stop is directly outside of the venue (28m). The nearest train station is Bristol Temple Meads (1448m).

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Rough Trade Bristol is fully wheelchair accessible. This is a standing venue but seating can be provided when needed.


This venue has accessible toilets suitable for wheelchair users.

Assistance Dogs

All assistance dogs are welcome. Please make the venue staff aware of your requirements when you arrive.

Hearing Facility

There is no induction loop facility at this venue.


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