Following a storming performance on the This Feeling / Jack Rocks The Allotment stage at Y Not? Festival recently, Watford quartet, The Spitfires, have revealed their latest single ‘Return To Me’.
Combining shades of The Smiths, Bellowhead and their earlier mod influences, it's another slice of classic British rock songwriting from the fast-rising four.
Commenting on ‘Return To Me’, front man Billy Sullivan said: "For me 'Return To Me' is the centre-piece of the album. It's based on a really old riff that I wrote when I was a kid, that for some reason kept coming back to me when I'd pick up a guitar, so I suppose that's where the initial concept came from. It came out exactly how I intended it to and I think it shows real progression."
The band are also extremely pleased to reveal a limited edition, signed A Thousand Times Album 7-Inch Boxset + Postcard Set which contains: a set of four postcards (individual images, limited print run) and 5 x 7" singles featuring the full 11 track album, packaged in a hard case box with Band Photo paper insert limited to 500 copies (first 200 inserts SIGNED by the band).
The Spitfires also play a intimate hometown album launch party at a secret venue in Watford on Friday 26th August. For the special price of £10 you will recieve entry, a copy of 'A Thousand Times' and an exclusive lyric sheet for 'On My Mind'. There are just a handful of tickets left available.
The new album is already pulling in praise from the likes of Vive Le Rock, Street Sounds, Kul Britania, This Feeling, GigSlutz plus ongoing radio support from BBC6 Music, Radio X and Amazing Radio, with the band have seen support rolling in from high profile street-wear brands including Fred Perry, Original Penguin, Merc, Pretty Green and more.
With each step they take, The Spitfires distance themselves further and further from the revival tags and lazy comparisons, rightly marching towards their place as a colossal new voice for the disenfranchised working class youth of the UK.
The Spitfires recently announced their ‘A Thousand Times’ 2016 UK headline tour dates which run throughout August, September, October and November in support of their highly anticipated second album ‘A Thousand Times’ which will be released on 26th August 2016 via Catch 22 Records.
'A Thousand Times' 2016 UK Headline Tour Dates:
Saturday 27th August - The Haunt Brighton
Friday 9th September - Audio, Glasgow
Saturday 10th September - Bodega, Nottingham
Friday 16th September - O2 Islington Academy, London
Saturday 17th September - O2 Academy2, Newcastle
Saturday 24th September - Ruby Lounge, Manchester
Saturday 1st October - Joiners, Southampton
Friday 7th October - O2 Academy3, Birmingham
Friday 11th November - Chinnerys, Southend
Saturday 12th November - Boileroom, Guildford
Friday 18th November - Zanzibar, Liverpool
Saturday 19th November - The Scholar, Leicester