Wednesday brought the sad news that Oxford band Spring Offensive would be taking a break for the foreseeable future with an open letter written by guitarist Matt Cooper and posted on the band's tumblr explaining the decision. The band's highlights have included a superb crowd-funded album, Young Animal Hearts, which received one of the highest album ratings on NotAnotherRainySunday, and shows all over Europe - a testament to the wide fanbase the band has attracted over the decade that it has existed. A favourite of this blog, the band will be sorely missed.
Over the next few months Spring Offensive will be playing their last shows. You can check out their dates below. For more Spring Offensive, read reviews and an interview with the band from over the years here.
19/10 - A Carefully Planned Festival, Manchester (UK)
24/10 - Muziekgieterij, Maastricht (NL)
25/10 - Nürnberg Pop Festival (D)
26/10 - Ancienne Belgique, Brussels (B)
27/10 - Ponyhof, Frankfurt (D)
28/10 - FZW, Dortmund (D)
20/11 - O2 Academy, Oxford (UK)
29/11 - The Courtyard Theatre, London (UK)