Sparks

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Move in and rock out: why bands love a residency
From Harry Styles to Adele and Hot Chip, residencies are increasingly popular – but what do they mean for fans?

Eamonn Forde

13, Dec, 2022 @2:50 PM

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The 100 greatest BBC music performances – ranked!
As the Beeb celebrates its centenary, we take a look at its most memorable pop moments, from the birth of grime to the first sightings of Bob Dylan and Bob Marley, plus TOTP goes Madchester and countless classic Peel sessions

Guardian music

06, Oct, 2022 @12:12 PM

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Batteries, Beatles, boxing and Ron Mael from Sparks – take the Thursday quiz
Fifteen questions on general knowledge and topical trivia plus a few jokes every Thursday – how will you fare?

Martin Belam

11, Aug, 2022 @10:00 AM

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‘An old strain of English magic had returned’: stars on why they fell in love with Kate Bush
As a new generation continues to discover her via Running Up That Hill, musicians including Sharon Van Etten and Brian Molko reveal how the singer changed their lives

As told to Rachel Aroesti

01, Jul, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Annette review – Leos Carax’s bonkers but beautiful musical fantasy
Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard are all but upstaged by their puppet child in this tragicomic pop opera

Mark Kermode

05, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The Sparks Brothers review – a match made in heaven
Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright is a perfect fit for the absurdist antics of art pop’s most elusive duo in this stranger-than-fiction documentary

Mark Kermode Observer film critic

01, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The Sparks Brothers review – Edgar Wright’s giddy tribute to the Gilbert and George of pop
The fanboy director’s exhaustive doc follows Ron and Russell Mael over their 50-year career as pop’s great arch humorists

Peter Bradshaw

29, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘We have a hostility to being boring’: Sparks, still flying in their 70s
Their Adam Driver musical sent Cannes into raptures and Edgar Wright has made an all-star documentary about them. The Mael brothers explain why they’ll always be hopelessly in love with pop

Daniel Dylan Wray

16, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Annette review – Adam Driver magnificent in wild Sparks musical
Driver and Marion Cotillard brim with nervous energy in this bizarre musical collaboration between Leos Carax and the Sparks brothers, which kicks off this year’s film festival

Peter Bradshaw

06, Jul, 2021 @7:45 PM

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Sparks musical with Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard to open Cannes film festival
Written by Ron and Russell Mael and set in Los Angeles, Annette is the first English-language film by Holy Motors director Leos Carax

Andrew Pulver

19, Apr, 2021 @11:20 AM

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The Sparks Brothers review – Edgar Wright's electric portrait of the pop duo
The director’s imaginative documentary covers the often underappreciated career of Sparks in a funny and vibrant manner

Jordan Hoffman

01, Feb, 2021 @3:01 PM

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Sparks: Hippopotamus review – Ron and Russell Mael at their arch-pop best

Dave Simpson

07, Sep, 2017 @9:15 PM

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