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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

In a blur: Honey Bones

Thu, Aug 8, 2013, 14:57


Here are the latest New Music selections from the On The Record column in tomorrow’s edition of The Ticket. Please feel free to share tips below or check out all past New Music selections here.

Spring King

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.

Honey Bones

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.

Dive In

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