“‘Rectifier’ rages through distorted chorus hooks and chant-along breakdowns with unstoppable momentum – something that the outfit seem to have in droves.” – The Line Of Best Fit
“It contains everything you’ve come to love about Spring King – the crisp build up, the distorted vocals and the delicious pop touch beneath the noise.” – Clash
“You can hear within about 20 seconds of it starting why so many people are gushing about the band.” – NME
“It was this record that I genuinely referred to constantly. It came with me from the UK over to America, and I couldn’t stop listening to it.” – Zane Lowe
The rise of Spring King, the UK’s new spearheads of garage rock, has been meteoric to say the least.
And now the band have captured just how intense that escalation of fame and attention has been with their brilliant new video for latest banger ‘Rectifier’.
Featuring a series of shots that rotate around drummer/vocalist/head honcho Tarek Musa, the video is essentially a mini biopic covering the band’s entire evolution in four minutes – from Musa bashing on his crappy drum kit in his basement and writing the song’s bare bones; through to jamming the idea out with his mates; recording bedroom demos; hitting the studio to make a record; and then finally unleashing the song’s brutal force onto heaving crowds.
‘Rectifier’ premiered in the UK last month as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record In The World on her BBC Radio 1 show, and then made its Australian radio debut on triple j – its heavy beats landing like dropped bags of cement, guitar notes echoing into deep outer space, and Tarek Musa’s post punk vocals urging you to bark along with him as the whole chaotic ride builds into the party anthem chorus.
It followed on from the electrifying singles ‘Who Are You?’ and ‘City’ – the later of which made history when it premiered as the very first song legendary taste maker Zane Lowe played on his debut broadcast of Apple’s Beats 1 radio.
They’ve since grown to become favourites of the likes of NME, Clash, The Guardian, Stereogum, DIY and The Line of Best Fit; have been play-listed at Radio 1, 6 Music, triple j and FBi Radio; toured with Courtney Barnett, Slaves and FIDLAR, as well as playing one of the breakout performances at last year’s instalment of the legendary Reading Festival – and that’s all before the release of their debut record!
Spring King are drummer/vocalist/producer Tarek Musa, guitarists Peter Darlington and Andrew Morton and bassist James Green.