Come The Spring
The Brighton (UK) based post-punk outfit Come The Spring follow up their recent video single releases of 'For What It's Worth' and 'Better Now' with news of their first full length album, 'Echoes Revived'.
After three well-received EP's entitled 'Seven for a secret', 'Revive' and 'Echoes' the emotionally charged alt-rock band now have a thirteen track full length album available on CD and all digital channels. Comprising tracks from the two previous EPs and featuring the video singles '24', 'Memories & resonance', 'For what it's worth' and 'Better now', the new album is a perfect snap shot of their affinity for ear catching post-hard core exuberance.
'Echoes Revived' delves deep into the British rock band's creative universe and diversity, delivering a clear statement on their intent to produce music with anthemic vocals,
articulate song dynamics, soaring guitar riffs and emotive hook lines.
Come The Spring will resonate strongly with fans of The Promise Ring, Chamberlain, Frank Turner, Hundred Reasons, Touche Amore, Hot Water Music and Texas Is The Reason.
With their individual members gaining a wealth of experience from plying their trade in various cult following UK rock bands including Rydell and Strength Alone, Come The Spring launched back in 2012 and have been making great music ever since. The line up of Sam Craddock (vox), Simon Goodrick (guitar), David Gamage (guitar), Mark Wilkinson (bass) and Jamie Donbroski (drums) have maintained their energy and moulded their sound with honed and polished song-writing and live performance skills.
All of Come The Spring's releases have been recorded at Emeline studios and produced by Ian Sadler. They are all available from Engineer Records.
Echoes Revived track listing:
1, Thirteen months
2, Better now
4, For what it's worth
5, Brighton and the blues
7, Boys of summer*
10, Memory & resonance
11, Air that I’m breathing
13, Home, sick & tired
Small Music Scene - CTS - Echoes - https://smallmusicscene.com/2018/03/21/review-come-the-spring-echoes/
The members of Brighton alternative rock band Come The Spring already had a fair amount of experience in their pockets by the time they formed back in 2012, and now after a lengthy 6 years together and a pair of EPs under their belt, they are ready to take it to the next level with their debut full-length release – Echoes.
They dish out the goods from the beginning with 13 Months, where the riffs are great and there’s a mix of power and passion behind the harmonies; likewise with Better Now, with the addition of vivid bass lines in the calmer sections.
SJO is a nice, chilled out interlude, but it’s not long before they come swinging back with the catchy For What It’s Worth. Brighton And The Blues is the apex of the record, with plenty of emotion running through and connectable writing.
A cool drum-drawn intro leads into the energetic title number, and the guitars prove to be quite the driving force in the climatic Boys Of Summer.
A pleasing collection of tracks that provide a fun rush, unless in a case when they take it down and spill out their sentiments in effective fashion. We can easily justify sticking this one on for a satisfying half hour’s listen.
Post Punk Press- CTS - Echoes - https://postpunkpress.com/2018/03/19/come-the-spring-echoes-review/comment-page-1/
Brighton based progressive rock band, Come The Spring released their first full-length album this month on March 9th entitled Echoes. Released via Engineer Records, Come The Spring are emotionally charged in every aspect of their musicality.
’13 Months’ kicks off the album with a huge surge of power, emphasising the sovereignty of the drums as it underlines the depth of the track, complimented by a weighted bass leading the rhythm. With such a solid starting point for Echoes, ’13 Months’ sets the tone of the album showing an anthemic and infectious potential for those with a progressive rock preference. As it moves into ‘Better Now’ the dynamism of the guitar really comes into play. Correlating with the vocals, the song highlights each talent individually, making Echoes come together in perfect synchronisation. Produced with clear, distinct sound, the augmented sound of the instruments are skilful and cadenced.
‘SJO’ brings on a different, surreal type of tone offering that atmospheric, almost visual experience. Feeling like the track would fit in well with the soundtrack to an epic, philosophical road-trip of self-exploration, ‘SJO’ is other-worldly in its short length and builds momentum for next track ‘For What It’s Worth.’ Released as a single earlier this month, ‘For What It’s Worth’ is a stand-out track on the album, showcasing the potential of Come The Spring thriving in arena-style live shows of fist pumping and ricocheting voices. As Echoes starts to become more distinct in its direction with a clear capability to use the instruments to their full potential to create their sound, ‘Brighton and the Blues’ comes with a mellow tone, fluctuating that power that has previously been displayed. It’s an intimate track, passionate in vocals as they fluctuate in frequency and attitude.
Album titled track, ‘Echoes’ contains masses of petulant proclivity with mood-altering vocals bringing a sense of pure indignation through raucous vocals. The persuasive nature of Echoes is of massive talent, delivered with high quality, well-produced tracks. For their final track, Come The Spring take on ‘Boys Of Summer’ spinning their own unique gyration on it, proving that Come The Spring has a definitive, solid sound in their grasp.
Live A Little Bit Louder - CTS - Echoes - http://livealittlebitlouder.weebly.com/reviews/echoes-by-come-the-spring-album-review
Come The Spring have released their debut record “Echoes.” I hadn’t heard of this band prior to the release of the lead single from this record, but once I heard their music for the first time, I was absolutely blown away. I love the instrumentation in the intro of “13 Months.” The rhythm is unique, the bass part in particular really stands out to me, and the drums keep the energy going. The song starts to pick up the pace a bit when the verses come in. This song also has incredible lyrics like ”Give me hope, I’m struggling. I am down to my last breath, stitch me up and pull me in,” and the vocals portray that emotion very well. (That’s just one reason the vocals on this entire record are incredible, but more on that later.) The chorus on here is fantastic as well and overall, this makes for an incredible opening track.
“Better Now” has some really good melodies all throughout the track, and some great instrumentation in the verses. A lyric on here that I found really interesting was the line “I’m surprised I’m still alive, I’m surprised you’re still around.” The shouted vocals in the pre-chorus and chorus show emotion already, as does the incredible bridge on this track, and the backing vocals add even more to it. “Sjö” is a purely instrumental interlude. I love the energy that this song has throughout its entirety, and find it to be one of the standouts on this record. “For What It’s Worth” is the lead single from this record, and I can definitely see why. The bass and the guitar in the beginning are amazing, the melodies are memorable, and the chorus on here is anthemic. “Brighton and the Blues” is a much slower track and is sort of a ballad. It’s the longest track on here, but doesn’t feel like it’s all that long. There’s so much emotion in every single aspect of this track. Although the hard hitting instrumentation and passionate vocals do a great job of showing that emotion, it’s the honest, vulnerable lyrics that tell the story in the first place.
The lines “Why do I do this to myself? Cause I own all my failures, I’m not worth anyrhing,” really stood out and are just a couple of many relatable lyrics on this entire record. The title track, “Echoes,” picks the pace back up and brings in so much energy, especially with the drumming that introduces it. It honestly kind of sounds like a pop punk track instrumentally, but with some shouted vocals thrown into the mix.
Once again, this track is full of honest, heartbreaking lyrics, such as “This is all that I will be” and ”I’m trying to stay clean, but sobriety isn’t me.” “Boys of Summer” has some darker instrumentation and some more emotional vocals to match. It’s a pretty interesting way to close out the record.
Overall, I loved this record. There’s so much emotion and passion throughout every part of this entire record that really made it stand out. It impressed me a lot and honestly may be an early contender for one of my favorites of the year so far.
Thoughts Words Action - CTS - Echoes - https://thoughtswordsaction.com/2020/07/27/ctsecd/
Echoes is a third album by Brighton-based alt-rockers Come The Spring, but I would not necessarily classify them as an alternative rock band, because there’s certainly more than meets the eye. Sure, they contain all the possible qualities of a classic alternative band, but for me, they’re more into emo/indie group sound than the remaining portion of Engineer Records roster. There’s something about this group that continuously leads me to the point of thinking that way. One thing is for certain, their music offers much more than those bland alternative rock groups we previously experienced on loads of TV stations and Youtube channels.
The beauty of Come The Spring lays down in their ability to incorporate a wide array of similar and non-similar genres into a well-orchestrated amalgam. These experienced musicians purposely blend the essentials of emo and aesthetics of indie rock with post-rock accentuations. The emotions invested through the meaningful output of the lead singer pervade the echoic atmospheres provided by the guitars. Gracious dosages of studio reverb effect penetrate the delicate shreddings submitted by the rhythm guitar. The rhythm guitar seems a bit shy in the mix, but everything is done with a purpose to settle guitar licks upfront.
Lead guitar expands the sound with exceptional themes, usually performed through various technicalities, virtuosities, and improvisations. The reverb effect gives more depth to the overall ambiance that is one of the principal characteristics of this specific group. It graciously supports the emotive accentuations through appealing post-rock thematics, delicate enough not to harm the emo/indie aesthetics that Come The Spring unquestionably nurtures on the Echoes. However, the dominance of the lead guitars doesn’t spoil the song structures. Quite the contrary, it sometimes duels with melancholic chord progressions, mainly demonstrated by subtly distorted rhythm guitars.
Somewhere beneath the echoic layers of both guitars, chunky bass tones liberate crushing warm tones that saturate the atmosphere with some low-end delicacies. Judging by the performance, these basslines operate as a separate life form, ready to support both guitars with some delightfully massive tones. The presence of the bass guitar throughout the entire album without spoiling the dominance of the presented melodies goes beyond comprehension. Nothing would sound so compact, and dynamic without mindblowing drumming performance. The drummer expands the sound through the thoughtfully arranged rhythmical structures, entirely synchronized with the remaining portion of the group.
Come The Spring incorporates the vital elements of emo, screamo, indie, and post-rock into a comprehensive collection of thoughtfully arranged compositions. Besides marvelous music, the quintet includes meaningful lyrics that go hand in hand with extraordinary pleasing sound. Come The Spring thought about each aspect of their album. Echoes comes on a compact disc, housed in standard digipack packaging. The cover artwork follows the theme of an album with hand-drawn echoic waves layered over landscape photography of a beach. Inlay hides the photo of the band members hanging out on the mentioned beach with all the necessary info included on both sides of the digipack sleeve. Please check out Engineer Records for more detailed info about ordering. Highly recommended album for the admirers of profoundly emotive music.
Ox Fanzine - CTS - Echoes - https://www.ox-fanzine.de/review/echoes-118992
COME THE SPRING resurrect old emo heroes like FURTHER SEEMS FOREVER and ELLIOTT and spice it all up with a good portion of GASLIGHT ANTHEM. Sounds like the perfect emo-rock mix and has great potential too.
Of course, this mini-album doesn't hurt anyone. Anyone who has stumbled across this band should take the time and listen to the well-arranged songs. As a bonus, “Echoes” also contains its own interpretation of Don Henley's “Boys of Summer”, which fortunately doesn't sound like THE ATARIS at all.
The seven songs don't hurt anyone and the emo wheel isn't reinvented either. But “Echoes” sounds incredibly honest and authentic. And that means a lot nowadays.
Ringmaster - CTS - Revive - https://ringmasterreviewintroduces.wordpress.com/2015/03/13/come-the-spring-revive-ep/
Come The Spring, come the roar, certainly on the evidence of the UK band’s new EP Revive, a creative bellow which simply ignites ears and emotions. The six track encounter is a tempest of alternative and punk rock, a feisty and impassioned encounter which from a decent but strong start emerges as one fiery and memorable proposition. The EP comes with a snarling attitude and aggressive nature but around its confrontational jaws, band and songs unveil a resourceful and melodic tenacity which is as alluring as the intensity within both is ferocious.
Brighton bred Come The Spring formed in 2012, its line-up including previous members of bands like Rydell. It was not long before locally and subsequently across the UK, that the band’s live presence was earning them a potent reputation and loyal following, The sharing of stages with artists such as Hot Water Music, Green Day, Braid, Texas is the Reason, Appleseed Cast, Piebald, No FX, Samiam and numerous more only accelerated their ascent and reinforced their reputation for having a striking and uncompromisingly stirring sound. Released via Engineer Records, Reviveis the band’s new assault on a broader attention, an encounter easy to see earning rewarding success.
EP opener 24 makes an ear pleasing and imaginative introduction to the release, its initial stroke of guitar the prelude to an emotive melodic caress and potent rhythmic enticement. It is welcoming coaxing also carrying a rawer edge, a provocative texture just as keen in the swiftly impressing tones of vocalist Sam Craddock. The song slips into an increasingly rigorous stroll whilst a volatile energy and causticity brews in the heart of vocals and the expanding sound. The snarling bassline is a constant intimidation in this but it is the following blaze of angst in Craddock’s delivery which finally ignites the air, expelling agonized tones against the magnetically radiate enterprise of guitarists David Gamage and Simon Goodrick. The track provides a highly satisfying incitement, the bass of Mark Wilkinson almost persistently carnivorous as it backs the rampantly skilled swings of drummer Jamie Donbroski, but lacks that final spark which would turn an undoubted impressive proposal into a great one.
The brief chilled ambience and sonic ire of the following Winterlude is the same, an accomplished and intriguing offering but pleasing rather than exciting before things really kick up a gear in appeal and invention. Memory and Resonance is next, launching another deliciously throaty bassline and fiercely expressive vocals at the listener from its first breath. To this guitars swiftly add their vibrant and spirited endeavour to the shadowed heart of the increasingly gripping post hardcore seeded track too. It all breeds an anthemic potency which was less pronounced in the first pair of songs and gains even greater contagion from the next up Air That I’m Breathing onwards. The fourth track of Revive is a wonderfully turbulent yet melodically engrossing tempest of emotion and craft, a tempting fusion of alternative and melodic rock with punk antagonism, and another rich roar that inescapably gets under the skin and into the passions. The EP started in fine fettle but by this point is really revelling in a fresh creative prowess and the potential of one increasingly impressing band.
Maps comes next and from a charmingly subdued and melodically evocative start, courted by great bass sculpted shadows, explores an intimate and increasingly expansive bellow of emotion and sound. The guitars flame with sonic flair and inventive enterprise whilst vocally once more Craddock shows the power of his voice and expression. It is hard to day that the track allows a breath between the more voracious characters of the songs around it such its intense passion, but it is fair to say that it is a less agitated storm amidst its predecessor and the closing might of Home, Sick and Tired. The final track has the biggest punk heart and hostility of all the songs but is still unafraid to exploit the rich hues of searing melodies as it provides a dramatic and thrilling, fully rounded creative storm.
It and Air That I’m Breathing steal the show, suggesting the future capability of the band to create inspirational songs and templates for fierce rock ‘n’ roll is ripening nicely. They are tracks strongly backed by the rest of the collection of highly enjoyable songs though, so much so that Revive leaves only excited and impressed thoughts on Come The Spring.
The Revive EP is available digitally now and on CD from on 22nd March 2015 via Engineer Records
Already Heard - CTS - Seven for a secret - https://www.alreadyheard.com/album-review-come-the-spring-seven-for-a-secret/
I have to say, I’m a sucker for this type of radio friendly alternative stuff, and Come The Spring seem to tick all the boxes from the start. Hailing from Brighton, with other bands such as Glass City Vice and Red Kyte causing a stir there lately it’s obvious there’s an audience for this sort of music there. Having been together less than a year Come The Spring seem to know what they want, and with this EP they are aiming to make a name for themselves by this summer.
‘Conditions’ opens the EP, jumping straight into the sort of song you’ll hear from almost every other pop rock band. The song ticks all the boxes; big sounding guitars and drums, the breakdown, the catchy chorus, but it fails to stand out amongst other similar bands. Saying that, it has been stuck in my head since I first listened to it, but it fails to bring anything new to a sound that is becoming more cliché with every new band that appears.
Into a slower effort, ‘Northern Star’ is another song that doesn’t seem to bring anything interesting or new forward. Don’t get me wrong, the music is good, but it’s just not as exciting as it seemed to intend to be at the intro of ‘Conditions’. Towards the end of the song my ears began to perk up, with harmonies that would benefit the band more if they were included more, and a scream that seemed to come from nowhere.
A completely different sound to the previous songs, ‘Patching The Cracks Doesn’t Make It Foolproof’ is a great example of what Come The Spring are capable of. Blink 182-esque at the beginning, until it breaks into the chorus that will no doubt be bugging me for days. I have no doubt that this is what will garner the band the right attention.
Getting heavier now, ‘Readbeforeyouwatch’ is a maturer effort from the band, and shows the band have a lot up their sleeve, including more harmonies which makes me question why they’re not used more. Although it gets a little repetitive at times, it’s still a great song for the band.
Back to the slower sound from the beginning, ‘The State Isn’t Important As Long As We’re One’ is a great example of what the vocalist is capable of. Another slightly repetitive song, but one of my favourites. A great choice of song to lead into ‘Statues’, the final song of the EP. Whether written to be intended to close the EP or not, the drums building up at the beginning of the track and the guitars and vocals from the start have such a great atmosphere to them that it’s obvious why it’s closing the EP.
Although it filled the criteria’s that have been set by other similar bands, the EP started a little weak. While starting a little slow, the songs progressed and built up to a great display of Come The Spring’s potential. Some great songs, although some lack the detail which make them stand out. The music scene is abundant with similar bands, which must make it difficult to make a name for yourselves, but for a band that has been together less than a year it’s obvious there’s a lot more to Come The Spring than it seems.
Deadpress - CTS - Seven for a secret - https://www.deadpress.co.uk/ep-come-the-spring-seven-for-a-secret/
'Seven For A Secret’ is the debut record from Brighton emo/post-rock band, Come The Spring, who notably formed only last year. With obvious influences from bands including Against Me! and Hot Water Music, the band incorporate the use of typically post-hardcore driven vocals with a melodious rhythm section, jingly-jangly guitars and compressed percussive sections displaying the indie-type influence, and a small dash of Sharks to the equation of the already established emo-ness.
EP opener, ‘Conditions’, isn’t blistering or spine-tingling and, although I personally am far from sure of the clean vocal style, it’s harmless, well performed and well-written with hints of interesting musical sections. As the record progresses, it doesn’t particularly vary apart from with regards to the slightly less speedy and softer, ‘Northern Star’. This can be positive in that it will appeal certainly to a denomination of fan but negatively, many eager listeners perpetually pursue variation.
As an almost fresh-out-of-the-box band, it’s presumable that the band is still taking steps to find their permanent feet and sound within music and, although they definitely have the right idea with tracks such as the closing number, ‘The State Isn’t Important As Long As We’re One’, the progression throughout is pretty cool and it’s definitely the case that the band can play their instruments. I just continually find myself repelled by the vocal style.
‘Seven For A Secret’ is probably worthy of a purchase or at least a listen through. You may be set alight by it, or you may just shrug and click ‘Next’. Give it a whirl and see what you think, don’t just take the word of a cynical old bastard like me.
Ringmaster - CTS - Seven for a secret - https://ringmasterreviewintroduces.wordpress.com/2013/03/22/come-the-spring-seven-for-a-secret/
Seven For A Secret is the debut release from UK band Come The Spring, a six track mini-album which openly ripples with enterprise. It is a release to which recognition of its potency and accomplished craft in songwriting and sound is easy to state but despite all its strengths there is a feeling of lost opportunity with the band failing to ignite any strong passions with its presence.
Hailing from Brighton, Come The Spring has drawn plenty of attention and fervour towards themselves since forming in the middle of 2012. With members who have the strong experiences of being in bands like Rydell and My So Called Life previously, and also sharing stages with the likes of Hot Water Music, Greenday, Nofx, Texas is the Reason, and Braid, the quintet hit the ground running and soon drew the attention of Engineer Records who release this their debut. Musically the band craft a sound which is rich in the essences of bands such as Hot Water Music, Fightstar, The Gaslight Anthem and more, that possibly the reason the release did not ignite the fires inside which one was expecting considering the brewing excitement around the band, their sound having a too strong a similarity to others.
Conditions opens things up strongly with its initial sonic embrace soon joined by firm beats and an eager wash of striking guitar caresses. As the rich and expressive vocals make their presence known, an infectious hook veins the track to help ensure the song is a lingering pleasure. Into its stride the melodic flames of the guitar and rich tones of the bass standout along with the vocals to enthral and satisfy making an impressive and promising start to the release.
The following Northern Star contrasts the keen energy of its predecessor with a restrained and emotive gait. It is a gentle encounter with a certain passion which brings crescendos within the expressive breath of the song. The bass with its melancholic and exhilarating downcast voice steers the stormy atmosphere and reflection of song and its heart into a compelling company for ear and thoughts. As its moves towards its climax, the song shifts and raises the heat with good variety and invention and across its length evolves into a magnetic long-term treat.
The following Patching the Cracks Doesn’t Make it Foolproof and Readbeforeyouwatch both offer capturing elements which entice and infect the passions but equally neither can sustain the effect as they employ familiar underwhelming loud whispers to wrap around the stirring moments. Despite that the two tracks do hold attention and thoughts firmly in their grasp during their company and it is only after that they disappear from view and memory too easily for the fullest of satisfaction. Again as in all songs, they do not leave the listener short on skilled musicianship and passionate songwriting and again help to breed a strong sense and promise that the band is moving on to major things and releases in the future.
The State isn’t Important as Long as we’re One is the weakest song on the release, a track which passes by without inspiring any real reaction though again it is sculpted and presented impressively and makes a decent enough lead in to the excellent closer Statues. On military driven drum recruitment and angular guitar riffs the song strikes up sparks of real pleasure with its contagious energy and melodic beckoning and ensures as it began that the album ends on a high.
Come The Spring seems to be tagged as post hardcore but stand more as a melodic punk/alternative rock band, though they do recruit other strong flavours to their creative cause. Seven For A Secret is an appealing debut from a band which you can only see unleashing some very notable releases ahead. This album is not quite one itself but for an introduction easily inspires the wish to keenly investigate future efforts whilst in the now makes for an enjoyable to spend your time.