Oxford 5-piece Spring Offensive are a relentlessly inventive guitar band complete with rich harmonies, driving rhythms and heartfelt lyrics. As they are on tour in the UK and Europe soon they have not forgotten to make stopover at the Rockhalcafe on 25 September 2012 for a free showcase concert.
Oxford based five-piece, Spring Offensive, the self-confessed “wimpy miserablists” have gone from strength to strength, consistently putting out tunes that pull on our heartstrings. Mixing complex poly-rhythms and dashes of post-rock exuberance with devastatingly beautiful harmonies, the band alternate between delicate, lyric driven ambiance and desperate euphoria with soaring guitars and aggressive drums. It’s an emotional roller-coaster made all the more affective by gritty, cynical lyrics that tell tales of dreary day jobs and the struggle to pay the rent, topics that will resonate with many during dark economic times.
The band’s last album, “A Stutter And A Start”, is a brooding piece of indie perfection with angular, reverberating guitars contrasted by sweet harmonies and wild gang chants. Oxford has a reputation for producing musicians with the same academic approach as it’s students and there’s certainly a sense that Spring Offensive are anything but conventional in their approach to songwriting.
Spring Offensive have also had the pleasure of sharing a stage with the likes of Frank Turner, Hot Club de Paris, Talons, Stagecoach and many others. Yet after a hectic 2011, the band shows no signs of slowing down. With a UK tour quickly followed by a stint in Europe and an album currently taking shape this could be the year that Spring Offensive blossom into mainstream consciousness. In the meantime they released their new single “Worry Fill My”.
With so much planned for the months ahead and plenty in their arsenal ready to be unleashed, prepare yourselves as Spring Offensive invades the Rockhalcafe on 25 September 2012. The entrance is free as usual!