New Music – Spring King, Honey Bones, Dive In
Two from across the Atlantic and one from across the Irish Sea on this week’s OTR new music radar
From Liverpool and Manchester, Spring King are showing a knack for writing rough-hewn anthems with songs like the dashing “Better Man” and “V-V-V-Vampire”. The band are led by Tarek Musa, a dude with a fine line of bands to his credit and a growing rep for his engineering/production work.
Dreamy, starry indie pop from Ivan Silva and David Mikkelson, a duo based in California and Idaho making magic music thanks to the wonders of the internet. “Dragg” is the song which has us all ears, a lovely lick of sunny guitar riffage and a rush of hazy drums to the head.
A four-piece from Glastonbury, Dive In’s “Let Go” is a radio-ready indie pop monster with the kind of feel-good Balearic-facing hooks most acts would sell their drummer into slavery to possess. More of the same wanted stat