Saturday, 3 August 2013

Spring King - Better Man

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Yet more music from UK band Spring King, and still we don't have any info on them. They lured us in with the sinister psychobilly of 'V-V-V-Vampires', then got us hooked with the lazy lo-fi of 'Sticks', and now, just to further prove they don't really have a set style, they're releasing an actual proper single. Yes, new track 'Better Man' will be able to buy from the band's Bandcamp page from August 5th, and it's a little firecracker of a powerpop/punk tune to book.

Possibly positioned slap bang in the middle of the previous tracks we've featured in terms of sound, 'Better Man' has a hint of psychobilly about its rabid punk energy and hurtles along as though it's attempting to break the sound barrier. So it's definitely one for blowing the cobwebs away, but despite this it has a summery vibe to it and carries off the whole lo-fi thing with a natural grace. Handclaps do battle with instruments that have possibly been manufactured from Red Bull and amphetamines, yet they hold the track together and it reaches its destination intact, even if your brain is still trying to catch up with what's just zipped past.

Spring King's website

Buy the single

Catch them live:

Oct 19 Night and Day Cafe, Manchester, UK

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