Spring King are one of the best new bands on the scene, with triumphant performances on shows like “Later… with Jools Holland”, huge sets at places like Reading Festival already under their belt and they were the first band ever to be played by Zane Lowe on Apple’s Beats 1 radio station. On the 10th June 2016, Spring King released their debut album, “Tell Me If You Like To”, on Island Records.
The album is edgy and features song after song of hugely strong tracks, which will no doubt grow to be treasured. Songs like “Detroit” have echoes of being sung back by huge audiences, with a sort of “spikier” Circa Waves sort of way about them. Each song is laced with huge sounds of guitars and drums- which remind me why I love bands so much. “Who Are You?” is a simple song, with catchy, memorable lyrics. “It’s So Dark” has hints of Palma Violets and is again infectiously catchy. “Take Me Away” reminds me of Swim Deep. It’s chilled and cool, with less frantic guitars. The title track, “Tell Me If You Like To”, is quite edgy and exciting. It builds up and leads perfectly into “The Summer”, which is one of my favourites from the album. The final track is “Heaven”, which leaves its mark on the album. It’s a great closing track and it tells us to watch this space as Spring King are about to explode onto the music scene.
The lead single, or rather the single which gained most publicity from the radio, from the album is “Rectifier”. It’s by far one of my favourite songs on the album. I especially love the drums. The whole song works so well to create a song with impact, which will no doubt imprint on the upbringing of the next generation of strong, brilliant new bands.
“Tell Me If You Like To” is an incredible debut album from Spring King, which will definitely shape their career so far. It’s the perfect blend of Catfish and the Bottlemen, Swim Deep and Palma Violets, with many songs resembling something like a rockier, if you will, Circa Waves (still with its catchiness and excitement). They’re an exciting band and Tarek Musa’s (lead singer and also drummer) voice is so easy to listen to. Keep your eyes on Spring King, because if the future is as bright as this triumphant 35 minute, 10 track album, then it’s looking good for the band.