Kicking off in Edinburgh on Monday 10th October pre-sale tickets will go on sale from 10am on Wednesday 8th June and on general sale from 10am on Friday 10th June.
The news follows on from the band making their TV debut on Later…with Jools Holland, their current single ‘The Summer’ being on both the Radio 1 and 6 Music playlist and after finishing a recent sold-out UK tour. It also arrives a week before the release of their long awaited and eagerly anticipated debut album Tell Me If You Like To – a record steeped in garage sensibilities and pop felt melodies that is set for release through Island on June 10th.
“The UK’s most impressive new band” – NME
With no desire to relinquish control, the album was recorded and produced by the band’s talisman Tarek Musa at Chapel Studios and mixed at the infamous bathroom / Bungalow Beach Studios.
It flips dark lyrical content with an uplifting and high tempo; being chaotic, yet bold, defined and driving to the end. The band and album possess a raw energy that tears its way through garage sensibilities, whilst combining pop felt melodies and leaving everything in its wake.
Possessing the same 100mph, blink-and-you-missed-it spirit as their early tracks, title track ‘Tell Me If You Like To’ being a perfect example, the record is coupled with moments of stark clarity. New single ‘The Summer’, a song they see as a homage to their heroes The Beach Boys, showcases the band’s ability to pen huge festival worthy hits, whilst ’Rectifier’ and ‘Demons’ wrestle with themes of fear and paranoia.
“Hurtling along like it’s got dynamite strapped to its leg” – Q
Ultimately Spring King like party songs with a melancholic edge. Tarek vividly remembers summertime as a teen, guitar songs blaring out car stereos and soundtracking the reckless parties he’d host in his empty house. “I want this record to be that moment in other people’s lives.” With a desire to shun the fast route and after 200 gigs of being an unsigned band, to being made the first (and unsigned) band to be played on BEATS 1 while picking up support from media across the globe, incl. Radio 1, 6Music, Triple J, NPR, The Guardian, DIY, Stereogum and hitting the road with the likes of FIDLAR, Wolf Alice, Slaves and Courtney Barnett, Spring King’s journey is one of wonderment and is that of the unsung hero.
Perseverance is everything Spring King are and continue to be. From start to finish Tell Me If You Like To captures their journey to get to this point; building on their early promise and surpassing all expectations as they head straight for the top.
Spring King are: Tarek Musa, Peter Darlington, James Green, Andrew Morton
OCTOBER UK TOUR DATES
8th – Coventry Library, Coventry
10th – Electric Circus, Edinburgh
11th – Stereo, Glasgow
12th – O2 Academy 2, Newcastle
14th – Academy 2, Manchester
15th – The Plug, Sheffield
16th – The Wardrobe, Leeds
18th – O2 Institute 3, Birmingham
20th – Sugar Mill, Stoke
21st – SWN Festival, Cardiff
22nd – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
23rd – O2 Academy 2, Oxford
25th – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
26th – Thekla, Bristol
27th – Concorde 2, Brighton
28th – KOKO, London
Tickets go on sale 10am Friday 10th June and will be available at: gigst.rs/SprK
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