released 17 February 2012
Recorded at Mule Studio, Rathgar, Dublin
Engineered and mixed by Marc Aubele
Mastered by Stephen Quinn at Analogheart
All songs written and performed by Mia Sparrow
Released on Flaming June Records
"Pairing post-rock guitar lines with melodious vocals, this three-piece Dublin alt-rock band released their debut album for free on Bandcamp last week. Lovely noise"
- IRISH INDEPENDENT
"Initially, the collision of sounds – post-rock, shoegaze, lo-fi, pop – can seem chaotic, jarring even. However, like those Magic Eye images that were such a Nineties novelty, if you focus hard enough, eventually you begin to discern a compelling pattern. On this evidence, Mia Sparrow thoroughly deserve your close attention" - 4/5 stars
- HOT PRESS 2012
"the bands wonderful LP [mee-uh-spar-o]..was released back in February and is available as pay-what-you-want download via their Bandcamp page. (Hint; It’s brilliant, go listen)"
"has a kind of rough edge to it and plenty of lovely weirdness. It’s kinda sweet with a distant sadness in there somewhere, like seeing a haggard Hello Kitty buying hash off a scut at the bus station"
"The alt-rock three-piece revel in post-rock type melodies paired with strong vocal lines"
"Broadly speaking this album is part shoegaze, part new wave pop, and part Mia Sparrow.. combining simple pop melodies with fuzzy guitars which at any moment can explode with added dimensions of synths and samples..reaching for that repeat button again and again"
"The music combines fuzzy guitars, drums, synths, omnichord and samples to create a distorted sound, but it works well"
"it reminded me why we write this blog. Culture Addicts was started to share the music we love with the world, and Mia Sparrow needed to be shared. Definitely get this one in your music collection"