Spring King Press Photography November 2015

“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

“Punchy, heavy and, like all good garage rock, the amps turned up to 11 on everything… will have you hooked as soon as you hear it.” – Howl & Echoes

“Part of a new vanguard of UK-bred garage rock…Spring King are ones to keep an eye on.” – Tone Deaf

The march towards the release of their debut album continues to gain speed and intensity for UK garage rockers Spring King, with the release today of yet another bona fide banger in brand-new single ‘Detroit.’

The rollicking track is everything we’ve come to expect from the Manchester four-piece bottled into a pure, volatile potion  steel wool distorted guitars, crackling fireworks drumming, and a burst your lungs chorus you need to swim to the top of the mosh pit in order to scream.

The song made its worldwide debut on triple j’s 2016 show with Richard Kingsmill, who declared the station had been in love with the band since they first heard ‘City’.

The song arrives only weeks ahead of the release of Tell Me If You Like To (Out June 10 in Australia via Dew Process / UMA), which will precede the group’s premiere voyage to Australian shores as part of the Splendour In The Grass festival line-up and their own co-headline tour of sideshows with Philadelphia punks Beach Slang.

Featuring drumming/singing/producing machine Tarek Musa, guitarists Pete Darlington and Andrew Morton, as well as bassist James Green, Spring King have already released an impressive string of killer hits for such a young band, with ‘City’, ‘Who Are You?’, ‘Rectifier’, ‘The Summer’ and now ‘Detroit’ leading critics and fans to speculate that Tell Me If You Like To is already locked and loaded to be one of the biggest rock records of 2016.

Having toured with the likes of Courtney Barnett, Slaves and FIDLAR, as well as playing SXSW, The Great Escape and one of the stand out performances at last year’s instalment of the legendary Reading Festival – they’ve also got a fearsome reputation as a barnstorming live force that we can’t wait to see come July.

‘Detroit’ is available now here.

Tell Me If You Like To will be available from June 10 via Dew Process / UMA.

Pre-order the standard issue here and the deluxe issue here.

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Wed 20 July – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney* – Tickets
Sat 23 July – Splendour In The Grass, Byron Bay – SOLD OUT
Sun 24 July – The Corner, Melbourne* – Tickets

*Co-headline shows with Beach Slang