The Spitfires are a brash urgent vital band from Watford. Formed in September 2012 by Billy Sullivan (vocals, guitar) and Sam Long (bass), they were soon joined by Matt Johnson (drums) spending their first two years as trio before augmenting their sound with the addition of Chris Chanell (keyboard, vocals).
The band are inspired by The Clash, The Jam, The Specials, The Smiths and Arctic Monkeys. Their energetic and powerful live performances have already seen them play over 200 + shows so it’s no surprise with their growing fan base and reputation, that the band came to the attention of Paul Weller and The Specials who asked them to support in recent months.
Their last single ‘Stand Down’ sold out in 2 days. No hype or ‘next big thing’ tags, just building a fan base via a strong work ethic and touring. That spirit and attitude is alive and kicking with The Spitfires.
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.
Available to pre order now from here