After a meteoric rise in their home country, Britain’s most energetic and refreshing young rock band Spring King announce the US release of their debut album Tell Me If You Like To – out now on Terrible Records. The band, whose star has been rising at a rapid rate of knots ever since Zane Lowe chose them as the very first track to be played on Beats 1, recently made their international TV debut on the esteemed Later…With Jools Holland show. With a plethora of rave reviews and a rapidly growing fanbase, Spring King are enjoying the kind of fever pitch start to a career that most bands can only dream of.
Formed in the Northern English city of Manchester – known around the globe for its impressive musical offspring – Spring King came quick, hard and fast. The band recorded their debut between the now infamous bathroom studio of Tarek Musa and Chapel Studios in rural Lincolnshire before swiftly signing a deal with Island Records. With no desire to relinquish control Tell Me If You Like To was recorded and produced by the band’s talisman, songwriter, lead vocalist and drummer, Tarek Musa. The result is the finest rock debut of the year. It flips dark lyrical content with an uplifting and high tempo; being chaotic, yet bold, defined and driving to the end. The band and album possess a raw energy that tears its way through garage sensibilities, whilst combining pop felt melodies and leaving everything in its wake.
Possessing the same 100mph, blink-and-you-missed-it spirit as their early tracks, title track “Tell Me If You Like To” being a perfect example, the record is coupled with moments of stark clarity. “The Summer“, a song they see as a homage to their heroes The Beach Boys, showcases the band’s ability to pen huge festival worthy hits, whilst “Rectifier” and “Demons” wrestle with themes of fear and paranoia.
From start to finish Tell Me If You Like To captures their journey to get to this point; building on their early promise and surpassing all expectations as they head straight for the top. Spring King’s journey is one of wonderment and is that of the unsung hero.