Spring King is the brainchild of production virtuoso Tarek Musa who began this project by ripping out a disused bathroom in his house, setting up a drum kit and practice amp and put to task writing, recording and mixing a song each day in his ramshackle studio. Tarek was then joined by Peter Darlington, James Green and Andy Morton. Impressive and stylistically diverse tracks from these sessions followed and ‘Let’s Ride’ and ten-track demo ‘In All This Murk And Dirt’ emerged online creating an instant buzz, resulting in Spring King garnering attention from Transgressive / Paradyse Records who released their first single.
‘Mumma’ was released early 2014 and received high praise from The Line Of Best Fit, NME, FAKE/DIY, Clash and Pigeons & Planes. With momentum building in written and online press, Spring King wasted no time in securing themselves as “one of the most exciting live bands in the country” (DIY). They were hand picked by Huw Stephens to play Latitude festival and following their performance at The Great Escape were crowned by the NME as one of the top ten new bands of 2014. Followed by invitations to play both Reeperbahn Festival and showcases at CMJ, including the official Rough Trade showcase.
Spring King’s last EP ‘Demons’ was released via Transgressive / Paradyse Records in September 2014 (8/10 NME) and their track ‘Not Me, Not Now’ featured on the Rough Trade NYC compilation 80N7. Tracks ‘Better Man’ and ‘Can I?’ received regular air play from Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens, Steve Lamacq (Rebel Playlist), Fearne Cotton, Lauren Laverne, John Kennedy and were also play-listed on Amazing Radio and XFM.
Forthcoming EP ‘They’re Coming After You’ is due for release on April 20th through Handsome Dad Records with a double A side out on Mermaid Ave / Mom & Pop in the US. The lead track ‘City’ has been A-listed on BBC 6 Music and C-listed on Amazing Radio with the likes of Steve Lamacq, Huw Stephens, Lauren Laverne and Zane Lowe again championing the band.
Following a hugely successful SXSW where they played the BBC Introducing / PRSF showcase, a tour with Courtney Barnett and a huge amount of festivals to come, there is no stopping Spring King.