Ball Park Music share live version of ‘Spark Up’ from isolation

The first "live" performance of the new single

Ball Park Music have shared a live performance of their latest single ‘Spark Up’, filmed from isolation at the band’s studio, Prawn Records HQ.

Due to social distancing guidelines, the performance only features vocalist-guitarist Sam Cromack and guitarist Dean Hanson. Hanson is also responsible for the video’s production and flashing light effects. Watch it below:


It marks the “first” live performance of ‘Spark Up’ ever, as the band released the track back in March, just a week after public gathering restrictions were implemented to stop the spread of coronavirus.

The single is taken from the band’s forthcoming self-titled album. A release date for the record has not been confirmed, though it will be out later in the year.

Upon its release, Cromack said ‘Spark Up’ was partially inspired by attending a King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard show in Brisbane.

“It was so loose. I left feeling so good, just watching everyone up on shoulders. That sense of freedom is what going to get us all through,” he told triple j.

“It’s about lots of different things channeled into that one idea which is the name of the song. I had a lot of different feelings about a lot of different things. I was a bit angry [at myself], like snap out of it!”


In an interview with NME Australia, Cromack added that the song also references strip-searches at music festivals – a practice NSW police recently conducted an inquiry into.

“It’s one of those topsy turvy moments in life, where you’re like woah, if you look at this objectively what some of these people in power have done to people who have, whether they’re innocent or not, have just done this vulgar like invasive act which I would argue is completely unnecessary,” he said.