Since that time, Sparks have created a unique musical legacy both on record and in live performances. In 2008 they performed all 21 of their albums (to date) in their entirety in 21 nights.Their highly visual stage presentations have been viewed throughout the world, including stops in Japan’s Fuji Rock Festival. London’s Royal Festival Hall and the 2011 LA Film Festival.
Sparks have been cited as a major influences on musicians as varied as Morrissey, Bjork, The Ramones, Faith No More, Sonic Youth, and Nirvana.
‘Hippopotamus’, their 23rd album, received unanimous acclaim on its release in 2017, subsequently appearing in many ‘Album Of The Year’ lists. The accompanying world tour saw Sparks and their band play a set that was euphoric, vital, brilliant and uncompromisingly typical of a band that refuses to rest on their laurels.
Three film projects are currently in development/production: The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman (written and directed by Ron and Russell), Annette (written by Sparks and directed by Leos Carax) and an as-yet-untitled documentary film about Sparks (directed by Edgar Wright)