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Spring Offensive Release 14min ‘Mega-single’ For Free! Hear It & Get It Here!

| On 20, Aug 2010

Fans of intelligent, arty and dynamic indie-rock are in for a treat as Oxford pioneers Spring Offensive unveil that their near 14-minute long track, ‘The First Of Many Dreams About Monsters’ will be available for free download from today onwards.


What BBC 6 Music describe as ‘a mega-single’, Spring Offensive’s intelligently crafted, inspiringly creative and often intricately complex new release is totally unique in its conceptual identity. The impetus for the record came from On Death and Dying, a book by Swiss psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, in which she lays out five individual states of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance (‘the Grief Cycle’). The band used this structure as their basis for the record and incorporated audio extracts from interviews with Kübler-Ross to link the sections together. Fresh from the release of their self-released debut album, ‘Pull Us Apart’, and currently promoting the record across the UK on their self-booked tour, this persistently hardworking D.I.Y quintet express that “We don’t want to force-feed any meanings on to the listener. However, it is worth pointing out that this is not a record about Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. It is not a record that imagines losing a child. We sing about the act of writing about grief. The potential insensitivity of it, and the importance of trying to make some sense of it.”
In addition to a beautiful ‘lyrical-art’ collage, downloaders will also receive a handwritten note from Spring Offensive containing their own thoughts during the creation of the release, it’s overall concept and even a brief explanation about the first segment of the record – a rare treat from the creative, and often secretive, band who are known to keep their lyrical cards close to their chest.

The First of Many Dreams About Monsters by springoffensive

Spring Offensive self-release ‘The First of Many Dreams About Monsters’ today as a free one-click-only download here!

Read our review here!