”Just about the best thing released this year” – Vive Le Rock (9/10)
"Songwriter Billy Sullivan ensures that The Spitfires are a cut above" - Daily Mirror
"Welcome to the new sound of British rock" - Uber Rock
“Gaining more and more friends with their stunning live shows” – Fred Perry Subculture
Formed in September 2012 by Billy 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 critically accliamed debut album ‘Response’ was released in August on their own ‘Catch 22’ record label which hit the Independant and Vinyl Charts at Number 6 and the UK Album Chart at Number 63.
It's picked up fantastic reviews across the board online and in print.
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.