The Debut album from Spring Offensive - Young Animal Hearts. This is a hymn book for the young and affected, but is by no means maudlin. 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.
Spring Offensives accomplished sound is perhaps due to their vast collective creativity mixed with genuine experience of life's highs and lows on which to draw upon. Between them they compose theatre scores, make film documentaries, remix, perform avant garde interactive art and create all their own music videos. 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