The Spitfires have released their debut album ‘Response’ via Catch 22 Records.
The Spitfires are bold and brash band who were raised on The Clash, The Jam, The Specials, The Smiths and Arctic Monkeys. Their last single ‘Stand Down’ sold out in two days, but there’s no need for hype or “next big thing” tags here; just building a fan base the old fashioned way, via a strong work ethic and touring their arses off – that spirit and attitude is alive and kicking with The Spitfires.
Their energetic and powerful live performances have already seen them play over 200 shows and with their growing fan base and reputation it’s no surprise that the band came to the attention of Paul Weller and The Specials who both personally invited them along for support slots in recent months. The band have also been part of advertising campaigns for clothing companies including internationally renowned brands like Merc, Baracuta and Dr Martens and have already racked up radio support at BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, BBC Introducing and a host of other digital stations.
“Our debut ‘Response’ is very much a record of its time” says front man Billy Sullivan of the album “It’s our response to the current drought in meaningful music and lyrics, the attitude of the industry and the rose tinted nostalgia of yesterday’s heroes. I make no apologies for wearing my influences on my sleeve – however this ain’t no ‘revivalist’ nonsense. It’s the sound of four young frustrated lads in the studio with cans of Red Stripe, B&H, and lots of ideas…and Tom the producer somehow achieving the sound we wanted by listening to me talking bollocks about The Clash, Orchestras and Xylophones for 6 months over the top of it all.”
Their much anticipated 13-track debut album ‘Response’ is available on vinyl, CD and download on their own ‘Catch 22’ record label, via Republic of Music.
As well as the new debut album, the band have also released their latest single and video for ‘4AM’.
The band have also announced a string of dates over the next few months, including a support slot with The Ordinary Boys in October.
Autumn/Winter 2015 Tour Dates:
29th & 30th August – The Prince Albert, Brighton *SOLD OUT*
5th September – The Lomax, Liverpool
11th September – The 100 Club, London *SOLD OUT*
18th September – The Flapper, Birmingham
25th September – The Georgian Theatre, Stockton *SOLD OUT*
26th September – Think Tank, Newcastle
3rd October – Mill Arts & Events Centre, Rayleigh
10th October – The Retro Bar, Manchester
16th October – The Monkey Club, Hamburg, Germany
23rd October – Also Known As – Banbury w/ The Ordinary Boys
27th October – The Haunt – Brighton w/ The Ordinary Boys
31st October – The Spa, Bridlington
5th November – The Globe – Cardiff w/ The Ordinary Boys
6th November – The Bassment, Chelmsford
14th November – The Thunderbolt, Bristol
18th November – The Platform – Lincoln w/ The Ordinary Boys
20th November – Audio, Glasgow
21st November – PJ Molloys, Dunfermline
27th November – The Rifle Club, Portsmouth
28th November – The Boileroom, Guildford
5th December – Zephyr Lounge, Leamington Spa
11th December – 229, London
Tickets are on sale now: http://www.thespitfires.org/tickets/4586328117
The Spitfires are:
Billy Sullivan – Guitars/Vocals/Songs
Matt Johnson – Drums
Sam Long – Bass/Vocals
Chris Chanell – Keyboards/Vocals