|Spring Offensive Records
Release Date: 10 March 2014
Format: LP Vinyl
|Spring Offensive Young Animal Hearts Limited Vinyl LP
The Debut album from ‘Spring Offensive’ –‘ Young Animal Hearts’. This is a hymn book for the young and affected. This is resilient music fuelled by an energy, a creativity, a need to be heard. Fresh from support slots with London Grammar, Local Natives, Stornoway and To Kill A King and set to head to Europe with the latter in late Jan/Feb before heading out on a headline tour - Spring Offensive are set to make waves with their first offering. ‘Spring Offensive's’ music was once described as akin to a quarter life crisis. A constant lyrical undercurrent of the challenges faced by young adults trying to carve out an identity in the world and the (universally felt) themes of obsession and self-doubt synonymous with this struggle.
Yet ‘Spring Offensive's’ music is by no means maudlin. Dark, intense, even sinister at times, but fuelled by an energy, a creativity, a need to be heard that turns that introspection into something very outward and vivid. Live, they're loud and intense, led by their towering, wiry and uniquely charismatic frontman. To see them is a cathartic experience, a group therapy session.
Their debut 'Young Animal Hearts' has been eight years in the making. With numerous accolades being collected along the way - Oxford BBC Introducing 'Band of the Year' in 2012, a playlist on BBC Radio 1, several lengthy European tours and a successful PledgeMusic campaign to funding the album recording.
The release has UK radio support from 6Music, Amazing & XFM, media support from The Line Of Best Fit, Hunger Magazine, Never Enough, Drowned In Sound and a live session confirmed with Daytrotter.
Live Dates 2014:
19Th Jan - The Cellar, Oxford
20th Jan - Sebright Arms, London
04th Apr - Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, London
Not Drowning But Waving
Cut The Root
Young Animal Hearts