Spring King release electrifying new single ‘The Hum’

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8.5

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Don’t let your energy drop, Spring King have dropped another indie rock anthem ‘The Hum’.

With the release of their sophomore album A Better Life out August 31st, the band have taken their trademark choruses to the next level.

‘The Hum’ is a massive tune. A stream of pounding drums and guitars, it’s a raucous chant-along roar of fight-for-your life invincibility.

Following on from their 2016 debut, Tell Me If You Like To, the new album is a primal, joyous demand for no less than a better world. Released singles ‘Us Vs Them’ and ‘Animal’ finds the Manchester quartet in their prime. Expect hot and sweaty gigs, moshpits and of course, indie rock music at its finest.

Of the track, Spring King’s James Green says: “‘The Hum’ is a song about returning to old haunts and old memories, and attempting to relive those visceral experiences and emotions, whilst realising that you’ve allowed yourself to slip into a life that wasn’t necessarily what you’d planned.

“It also came to encompass all the broader themes that the album touches on – self-reflection, overcoming adversity and negativity, and a constant striving for something better.”

Spring King will play their biggest UK tour this September including shows at London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town and Manchester’s O2 Ritz. Tomorrow they play Sheffield’s Tramlines Festival and will also make appearances at RiZe and Reading and Leeds Festivals.

A Better Life is produced by frontman and drummer Tarek, who won the Self-Producing Artist of the Year at the Music Producer’s Guild Awards 2017 for his work the debut album.

Spring King festival dates

22nd July – Tramlines Festival, Sheffield
18th August – RiZe Festival, Cheltenham
25th August – Reading Festival, Reading
26th August – Leeds Festival, Bramham Park
1st September – Bingley Music Live, Bingley

Headline tour dates

19th September – St Lukes, Glasgow
20th September – The Cluny, Newcastle
21st September – Plug 2, Sheffield
22nd September – O2 Academy 2, Liverpool
25th September – Thekla, Bristol
26th September – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
27th September – O2 Institute 2, Birmingham
28th September – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London
29th September – O2 Ritz, Manchester

Good

  • Good Concept
  • Great Live

Summary

'The Hum' is a massive tune. A stream of pounding drums and guitars, it's a raucous chant-along roar of fight-for-your life invincibility.
8.5

ICM Rating