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Lily Sparks’s Cooper Cobra is by far one of the best rock albums that I’ve come across. With incredible vocals and a classic rock feel, this is an album for anyone that likes great music. Buy this album!

Zack “The Mothman” Daggy (Jan 26, 2010 Pick of the Week – Cooper Cobra)

The EP is a fun romp of good old-fashioned rock and roll, with nothing to mask the things that make it great. Its got wailing guitars, its got a vocalist that you can’t stop listening to, but most importantly its got songs that really stick with you.

Elfslut (Mossip!)

In a music scene where shock-poppers, like Lady Gaga, and girl rockers, like Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift, attract so much (too much?) public attention, it’s refreshing to once again hear an honest-to-goodness hard rocking girl band.

Dan MacIntosh

From the very first guitar riff on Cooper Cobra, the listener quickly realizes this isn’t your typical debut EP. Full of energy, Lily Sparks’ lead vocalist Niamh has a certain rocker quality that peaks interest...Lily Sparks is one band to watch.

Annie Reuter

About Lily Sparks

Forged in the crucible of the New York rock scene, Lily Sparks has emerged with a unique voice. Flanked by glitter guitars that alternate between crunch and wail, the singer’s got a set of pipes that can go from fragility to fury in a heartbeat. These girls play hard-rocking, toe-tapping songs that’ll make you want to shout and sing along.

First timers are never quite sure what to expect when they see a Lily Sparks show but after a few seconds it’s pretty clear: They rock. Flanked by glitter guitars that alternate between crunch and wail, the singer’s got a set of pipes that can go from fragility to fury in a heartbeat. These girls play hard-rocking, toe-tapping songs that’ll make you want to shout and sing along.

Lead vocalist Niamh (pronounced “neev”) was born to sing. As a child in Ireland she sang traditional Irish songs, perfomed in choral groups and played lead roles in musical theater. She’s classically trained in voice and piano. She’s probably taller than you. But don’t let that scare you…

Nikki 7 plays solid rhythm and inventive leads. She studied music and recording engineering at Berklee before settling in the Big Apple. Then she took the town by storm as the guitarist for several outrageous bands in including Cherry Red, Soap Opera Villain, Fluffy, and The Mynks. She probably has more tattoos than you. But don’t let that scare you…

KG* learned the guitar by joining a punk band. Later she ventured into alternative rock while pursuing a graduate degree in neuroscience. Needless to say, she chose rock over brain surgery. She probably has more guitars than you. But don’t let that scare you…

The fact is, they’ve been together for about a year and a half and they’ve gone from playing a couple of acoustic shows in bars to playing the main stage at Webster Hall in July. Even better, they WON the East Coast Finals of the Emergenza Festival (beating several hundred bands in the competition) which gave them the opportunity to perform at the Taubertal Music Festival in Germany where Niamh won the award for Best Vocalist. They have just released their debut EP, Cooper Cobra. Check ‘em out before they leave the club scene. ‘Cuz that might be scary...

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