EP Review: Spring King – They’re Coming After You

They’re Coming After You

spring king epReleased 20th April 2015

Words: Lauren Grigor

Overall this EP shows Spring King getting into a slower side of things. Compared to their slightly manic Demons EP which felt like non stop rock assault of our ears, this feels more slow summer vibes rock. There are still strong chorus vocals and as always, they utilise all backing vocals perfectly

City, the bands latest single, opens the EP like a light slap to the face and a rock tempo which sounds crafted specifically to get people tapping and moving. This is thanks to the marriage between the drums and vocals thanks to the lead singer commanding both. I was lucky enough to see this song live when they supported JAWS and get the people moving is exactly what it did.

Dream Boy carries on with the fast rock tempo that will get you bopping along, the lyrics are quite sweet and touching but I feel like the vocal melody could be a bit more interesting. This song is good but I know that this band can reach further than this.

They’re coming After You is a toned down version of previous events on the EP and a really good middle ground for the rest of it. we’re hearing the guys get into more enveloping effects. Playing live, the first 2 tracks would have anyone and everyone getting involved but a chorus like this one is a lot more unifying for fans. This song sounds like the most mature on the album, with great build up and working in a few augmented intervals to create a really interesting sound, its a grower and feels like it fits better with each listen.

Early Bird starts out as a bizarre song, particularly with the sound bytes and samples of dogs barking at the beginning which leads into a slow rolling hazy rock song with marching band style drums in the background. This song is a bit of a mish mash musically but carries on the lyrical theme of unrequited love/lust during adolescence

In All This Murk and Dirt packs a powerful punch to become a solid anthemic finale on the 5 song EP. The song empathises with that feeling of optimism even when everything looks a bit shit.

Spring King have succeeded in creating an EP with a specific feel and theme. All of the tracks feel like they really belong there and are showing the natural evolution the band are going through. When these guys release an album I have no doubt that it will be packed full of tracks to please all sorts of indie and/or rock fanatics.

Listen to They’re Coming After You (EP) here:

 

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