10 Songs, 35 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Manchester garage-punks step up on their wild and winning full-length debut. Led by the propulsive, fuzzed-out “City,” Tell Me If You Like To rounds up some of the band’s previous singles (including “Detroit” and the driving “Who Are You?”) while adding a noirish new dimension to their sound. You can hear it on the '50s-style slow dance of “Take Me Away” and the stomping “It’s So Dark,” which taps into a history of punk-inflected pub-rock that also includes The Clash and The Stranglers. Most surprising is the dreamy, drifting “Heaven,” which breaks up the album’s scuzz like fresh air.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Manchester garage-punks step up on their wild and winning full-length debut. Led by the propulsive, fuzzed-out “City,” Tell Me If You Like To rounds up some of the band’s previous singles (including “Detroit” and the driving “Who Are You?”) while adding a noirish new dimension to their sound. You can hear it on the '50s-style slow dance of “Take Me Away” and the stomping “It’s So Dark,” which taps into a history of punk-inflected pub-rock that also includes The Clash and The Stranglers. Most surprising is the dreamy, drifting “Heaven,” which breaks up the album’s scuzz like fresh air.

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About Spring King

Manchester-based indie group Spring King initially began in 2012 as a solo vehicle for producer Tarek Musa. His fiery garage pop recordings soon became the work of a full band as he enlisted Peter Darlington, James Green, and Andy Morton, all of whom attended high school together. Their first single, "Mumma/Mumma Pt. II," was released via the Transgressive label in early 2014, followed later that year by their debut EP, Demons. By the spring of 2015, Spring King had signed with the Handsome Dad label and were enjoying critical acclaim as well as support from the BBC. Following an American tour with a stop at SXSW, they toured with Courtney Barnett back in the U.K. and Europe in support of their follow-up EP, They're Coming After You, featuring the single "City." The following year, Spring King unveiled their debut album, Tell Me If You Like To. It featured a few of their previously released singles, including "City" and "Who Are You," alongside a number of new tracks. ~ Timothy Monger

ORIGIN
Manchester, England
FORMED
2012

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