”Just about the best thing released this year” – Vive Le Rock (9/10)
"The fightback from the won't be beaten generation starts here" - Daily Mirror ****
“Gaining more and more friends with their stunning live shows” – Fred Perry Subculture
Formed in September 2012 by Sullivan (vocals, guitar) who recruited Sam Long (bass) and Matt Johnson (drums) to the cause, the band spent their first two years as a trio before augmenting their sound with the addition of Chris Chanell (keyboard, vocals).
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.
Their much anticipated 13-track debut album ‘Response’ will be released on August 21st 2015 on vinyl, CD and download on their own ‘Catch 22’ record label, via Republic of Music.