How to follow the riotous garage stomp of ‘concept single’ “Mumma”? With a 5-track EP – a first for paradYse records, which stretches the band’s sound into thrillingly tuneful new territory.
Production wunderkind Tarek Musa leads his charges of Peter Darlington, James Green and Andrew Morton out on the road this September, bringing to life Spring King’s darker, more anthemic offerings from the new EP. If lead track “Demons” is anything to go by - a song recorded in the pitch black as the band pioneer ‘Method recording’ – these shows will bear witness to the bands personal battle of will, juxtaposed with the energetic instrumentation of “uplifting tempos that make you want to shake”.
Recorded in the soon to be legendary bathroom studios, this EP showcases the live furore of the band’s show – bringing to mind the ambition of Funeral era Arcade Fire, with the pure Garage punk of The Reatards and a shared passion for Bossanova. Spring King are an exhilarating prospect live; full of boisterous energy and the clattering swagger of youth, frontman/drummer Tarek leading the party whilst the rest of his gang “jolt around at the front of the stage like they’re being tasered by the anti-party police”. It is no surprise that the NME have dubbed Spring King one of the top ten new bands of 2014.
Welcome to the world of Spring King – one where friendship, inventiveness and group therapy can not only get you through but help you find the magic in the everyday.
THE MAGIC GANG
The Magic Gang are a Brighton-based quartet. Each of them knows how to write a killer song and thus every track that makes its way out of camp Magic Gang is a total hit.
Fused over the summer of '13, the four piece made a rapid entry onto the London scene with their 'brash, bold and, as it reaches it’s giddy peak, strangely uplifting' debut Have You Seen It, It's Alive. Evolving out of previous projects and collaborations the group combine a strong 60's pop-psych sensibility, inspired by the likes of Phil Spector and the tropical insanities of Os Mutantes, with wide sonic-jams and lush textures, articulating their vision with virtuoso and conviction. As their deranged and off-kilter debut makes quite apparant, this outfit are imbued with a life affirming and compassionate message; Sun Machine have arrived with every intention of shaking up the lethargy that swamps much of the current UK scene.
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