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 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 sharp
sound and style.
The Spitfires have released three albums – ‘Response’ in 2015, ‘A Thousand
Times’ in 2016 and ‘Year Zero’, which was out in July 2018.
Year Zero is the band’s best received album to date and reached number 1 in
the UK Independent Chart as well as reaching 8 in the UK Vinyl Chart
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
Their attitude and independent spirit has earned them a dedicated and loyal
following across the UK, Germany 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, Beautiful Days and
Y Not Festivals over the last couple of summers.
The Spitfires made their national TV debut on BBC's Andrew Marr Show
earlier this year, waking up Sunday morning viewers with a blistering version of
the anthemic ‘Stand Down’.
The Spitfires head out this autumn on their biggest tour to date, playing 28
dates in the UK, Ireland and Germany.
What the tastemakers are saying:
“The Spitfires are musical street fighters with a genuine passion”
John Robb – Louder Than War
“Year Zero shows The Spitfires at their best, by adding more colours to their
sharp musical palate”
Gary Crowley – BBC London
“The burning white heat of the future, has the authenticity of the working class
at its most acute”
Andy Peart – Vive Le Rock
“Year Zero is an absolute corker of an album”
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