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REVIEW – The Spitfires continue their assault on the new British Guitar movement with new single ‘The New Age’ out today

 The Spitfires continue their fast assault on the new British guitar movement with this priceless rocking anthem ‘The New Age’ that comes with built in thundering drums, thrashing guitars, pumping bass and a vocal from Billy Sullivan that is fresh, powerful and distinctive with odes to Weller somewhere in there. So many bands try this recipe and fail but The Spitfires are different they really mean it and have produced a unique sound within their influences that is quite infectious in our opinion – 10/10


The Spitfires are a Watford based 4-piece consisting of songwriter Billy Sullivan on lead vocals and guitar, Sam Long on Bass/backing vocals, Matt Johnson on drums and George Moorhouse on keyboards.

The Spitfires take in a wide range of influences from Reggae and Ska through to punk and soul. This melting pot has helped infuse the band’s own sound and style.

The Spitfires have released two albums. ‘Response’ was released in 2015 and ‘A Thousand Times’ in 2016. Both albums peaked at Number 6 in the Independent charts and also dented the national Top 100.

The Spitfires also hit Number 1 in the UK Vinyl Singles Chart with So Long back in April 2016.

The Spitfires work ethic and acute social commentary has made this fiercely independent band one of the most popular underground success stories in the UK today. Their attitude and independent spirit has earned them a dedicated and loyal following across the whole of the UK and Europe.

As well as supporting the likes of The Specials and Paul Weller, the band have also played to vast audiences at The Isle of Wight, Reading and Y Not Festivals over the last couple of summers.

The Spitfires recently made their national TV debut on BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, waking up Sunday morning viewers with a blistering version of ‘Stand Down’.


The Spitfires are now dropping a new 7” single ‘The New Age’ on 13 July 2018 featuring a new track ‘The Bitter End’ as B-Side.

‘The New Age’ is taken off their forthcoming brand new album ‘Year Zero‘, to be released through Hatch Records on 27 July 2018.

Songwriter Billy Sullivan has said about the new singleThe New Age for me, captures the band’s live sound. 3 and a half minutes of loud guitars and energy with a sort of ‘back to basics’ approach. The music video was shot one day within the album recording sessions at the studio in Chelmsford”.

The video for ‘The New Age’ can be seen here:

The Spitfires will also be embarking on a nationwide UK tour in 2018/19. Tickets will be on sale from Friday 1st June and the full tour dates are as follows:

The Spitfires Tour Dates

Fri 05 Oct – Southend, Chinnerys

Sat 06 Oct – Norwich, Arts Centre

Fri 02 Nov – Dover, Booking Hall

Sat 03 Nov – Brighton, Patterns

Fri 09 Nov – Leamington Spa, Zephyr Lounge

Sat 10 Nov – London, Islington Assembly Hall

Thu 15 Nov – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds

Fri 16 Nov – Glasgow, Broadcast

Sat 17 Nov – Edinburgh, Mash House

Fri 23 Nov – Bristol, Fiddlers

Sat 24 Nov – Exeter, Cavern

Thu 29 Nov – Newcastle, Cluny

Fri 30 Nov – Carlisle, Old Fire Station

Fri 07 Dec – Leeds, Hi Fi Club

Sat 08 Dec – Northampton, Roadmender


Fri 25 Jan – Belfast, Limelight 2

Sat 26 Jan – Dublin, Workman’s Club

Fri 08 Feb – Sheffield, Plug

Sat 09 Feb – Manchester, Gorilla

Fri 15 Feb – Hull, Fruit

Sat 16 Feb – York, Fibbers

Fri 22 Feb – Cardiff, The Globe

Sat 23 Feb – Liverpool, O2 Academy 2

The Spitfires Online:

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Andy Peart (Vive Le Rock)“There are few bands who capture a snapshot of Britain in 2018, in all its confused and uncertain glory as accurately as the Spitfires…Year Zero is “set over a backdrop of sounds which are never safe or predictable, horns blazing and stomping, keyboards and piano adding texture and light to the riveting and thrilling guitar, bass and drums core, there are songs here which will stay with  you on long journeys, which will help you make sense of days which drift away and, best of all, which will give you hope.”