Spring King are one of those rare bands that can pump you up and fill you with energy and ask ‘who is this band?’ as soon as you hear the first measure of their infectious music. From the first distorted guitar riff, rapid fire drum roll or anthem chorus vocal, all the way through to the last dying echo of Tarek Musa’s bull-by-the-horns vocals they keep you exhilarated. They simply inject you with the life you haven’t had since pushing your mates around as a pre-pubescent spotty teen discovering rock music for the first time.
After a string of successful back to back gems released over the past year, Spring King have gone from strength to strength. Touring with Slaves, ma-hoosive amounts of plays and features on Beats1 and Radio1 and jam packed shows up and down the country.
Today sees the release of their eagerly awaited full length debut album called ‘Tell Me If You Like To’. Available in all digital formats as well as CD and even a kinky red vinyl version (click image for purchase links).It features all their popular bangers to date including the very early material like ‘Mumma’ and ‘Demons’, when frontman Tarek was still smashing his drums from his bathroom in Manchester.
Theres also a few great additions to the album that give you a couple minutes to get your breath back before another turn-up-to-eleven anthem kicks in. A good example of this is the track Take Me Away, a pretty little jam with sparse dubby delays and soft group vocals but with the same Spring King character we love.
The title track is another full throttle anthem with hairy guitar riffs, crushed drums and a quite fitting vocal hook ‘I’m kicking and screaming’. You know a debut album is a cracker when it feels like you’re hearing a best of compilation, it literally is great song after great song from start to finish.