While a debut LP from Spring King isn’t a guarantee for 2016, if they do manage an album it will almost certainly be a contender for rock record of the year. Their recent output bristles with a vitality and ferociousness sorely lacked by most bands these days. While sonically different, they seem to be spiritual successors to fellow Mancunians, WU LYF: a slightly mysterious art outfit that knows how to produce a rousing thriller. Spring King’s last few singles have been utterly compelling and totally convincing. After some earlier outings that veered more toward indie pop, the band have confidently forged forward with a blistering set of new tracks.