"A ramshackle indie garage stomp and pomp is the heart of Spring King and their debut single, 'Mumma'. Lead by producer Tarek Musa, the band summon an enormous energy which channels itself through an Arcade Fire via Tuneyards noise."
"Fronting Spring King is producer turned fully-fledged songwriter Tarek Musa. We say fronting. He’s actually behind the drums here. On record he plays all the instruments in demo form before getting other members to add their own flair to things. Live, it’s a really different prospect. Gang mentality runs riot, with chants being forced out in grand unison. There’s a loose sense of chaos, but in equal measure this frenzied nature is rehearsed to a T. Whereas debut Transgressive/ParadYse single ‘Mumma’ is an ear-friendly, insanely catchy number, the rest of the set offers plenty of other directions. One song even hints at hardcore, its BPM is so off-the-scale. Considering the apparent “lo-fi” beginnings of this project, it’s showcasing a whole lot more in the flesh."
TY Segall, Black Lips, Beach Boys, Ariel Pink, Brian Hyland, Arcade Fire, Dirty Projectors