Friends, today we are making our entire recorded output available for you at the click of a button. https://dreamsaboutmonsters.bandcamp.com/ Over the past five years we produced a lot of songs, some unreleased, some now rare and hard to find - right now, you can own them all. From the early demos to Young Animal Hearts, from remixes to covers and alternative versions; these are all the Spring Offensive tracks we can give you. Every note, every thought, every little idea. Pay as little or as much as you want, and take as many as you feel you need. It’s all yours. Thanks for everything. Enjoy. SO x (photo by Joe Giacomet)
Hi team Tumblr, Amazing people of the internet and real world. We’re on tour next week! Come along! 24th October - Maziekgieterij, Maastricht 25th October - Nürnberg Pop Festival, Nürnberg 26th October- Ancienne Belgique, Brussels 27th October- Ponyhof, Frankfurt 28th October- FZW, Dortmund TICKETS HERE- http://www.songkick.com/artists/1122881-spring-offensive Spread the word and see you soon!
Dear all, I have come to terms with that fact that there might not be a Spring Offensive national holiday after all. Or that we will never get to play a consecutive string of 50 dates at the London O2. That they will never make Spring Offensive action figures in our skinny likeness. Tourist tat shops down Oxford Street won’t ever flog cutout masks with our faces on, hanging proudly next to the musical greats of our time - Styles, Beiber and Murs. There won’t be a Spring Offensive movie made where we stand on the top of an LA roof and scream wheezy renditions of our hits to a sea of hysterical fans. Perhaps we didn’t want that anyway. I mean there was never really a great master plan- we just wanted to keep gigging, to keep writing and to keep doing the things we were doing. I lost count of how many shows we played some time last year and as a band we went to towns, cities and countries that I never thought we would visit. In all honesty I didn’t think we would ever be playing outside of our school hall the 11 or so years ago we started rehearsing together. So in that respect, whilst we never induced international hysteria, we did alright by me. We met and worked with some of the most incredible people and were lucky enough to have such strong support from friends, family and team. To them we owe everything, and are eternally grateful: bookers, managers past and present, old band mates, our amazingly talented video team, friends, family, fans, people who have put us up, promoters and labels- everyone who ever helped us along. Of course we met some prize shits too. However, the redeeming factor with the music industry is that good always tends to win, and soon enough the artists that treat others like crap, the promoters who screw over bands, the labels who can puncture a career in a morning always get caught out and are soon forgotten. Even if they don’t, they are who are they are and guaranteed nobody likes them anyway: even their nearest and dearest dread Christmas when they have to listen them talk about themselves in between gross mouthfuls of turkey. Try not to give them a second thought and just keep doing what you are doing and remember that every industry has them. Think instead of all the awesome labels supporting incredible talent, the promoters and bookers working to make live music what it is, and the artists putting their sweat and blood into their work. Don’t get bitter- it’s not worth it and it will eat you from the inside out. I hope our music did something to someone. It changed my life at least and it brought me out of some of the darkest places that I found myself. That’s all it was to me at first- catharsis. Soon we found that other people wanted to join in with our group therapy and gigs became the most exhilarating place to let it all out. If you want one last fix, come to our shows in October/November in the UK and mainland Europe. I don’t really want to explain why we have come to this decision, and I don’t feel like we have to, but I can say that we are all still close friends and gutted to no longer be playing together. But we couldn’t keep doing it. Speaking only for myself, I felt that I lost confidence. I measured success and failure in relation to others and lost track of what I was doing and where I was going. So perhaps we will pick it up again, but not now and not for the foreseeable future. Thank you all so much for your incredible support and love. I hope you all understand. Matt x P.S. In the next week or so, we will put every recording of everything we did outside of the album (that can be deemed as listenable) on BandCamp to listen to for free.