|SONGS FROM THE DEBT GENERATION ALBUM LAUNCH|
The Spitfires launch their debut album "Songs From The Debt Generation"
|THE SPITFIRES COMMEMORATE QUEEN'S DIAMOND JUBILEE WITH SINGLE "SUFFER KATE"|
To commemorate sixty glorious years of "Her Madge" Queen Elizabeth the second's reign, Perth's very own Indie Terrorists The Spitfires will be releasing a delicate ode to everybody's favourite fucked up nuclear family. Written in 2011 in honour of the Royal Wedding of William and Kate, the track received its debut in the UK prior to the big event. Fasterlouder were on hand to discuss it with front man Sean Regan during an interview that January...
|SMILE SINGLE LAUNCH - NATIONAL AUSTRALIAN TOUR - JAPAN CHRISTMAS TOUR|
THE SPITFIRES – SMILE SINGLE LAUNCH - NATIONAL AUSTRALIAN TOUR - JAPAN CHRISTMAS TOUR
2011 proved to be another killer year for The Spitfires with touring at home and abroad, picking up coveted British India supports and Triple J airplay along the way. To round off the year the band will be hitting the road once again to promote the release of their brand new single Smile before jetting off to Japan for their second international tour of the year.
Debut single from the upcoming album Smile, a dark tale of drunkeness and excess at a funeral, will be available as a free download from www.thespitfires.net before being made available for sale online on the 9th of December. The single features the band's debut music video, written and directed by Stefan Radanovich (Perished, The Debt).
Perth Launch Party
Friday Dec 9th at The Rosemount (cnr Angove and Fitzgerald St)
Entry $12 Presales from www.thespitfires.net + bonus free download
$10 on the door on the night
Support from Minute 36, The Insatiables & Violet Scene
|'THE SPITFIRES' ENLIST NEW DRUMMER|
'THE SPITFIRES' ENLIST NEW DRUMMER FROM 'THE BULLET HOLES', WHO INSISTS ON MUSIC WITH ATTITUDE
The Bullet Holes split up in February this year after spending 5 years working hard in the WA music scene, releasing 2 EPs, a couple of singles, and winning prizes in various band competitions. Now without a group, Bradley Stevens has been invited to play for The Spitfires, the very band that he booked to support The Bullet Holes for their farewell show, and feels right at home in the english pop-rocker's line-up.
Bradley has said: "I've had plenty of experience and I know what I'm doing on a drum stool, but I still wouldn't offer my time to any random band. The Spitfires have a similar purpose to what The Bullet Holes did... they're charged up on social-awareness which they've infused into pop-rock, and that takes my fancy. I want to play music with attitude and passion, so when Sean Regan invited me to audition, I made it my goal to have that spot".
THE SPITFIRES WEBSITE BACK ONLINE
As you will have noticed the website has been down for a while and has a lot of the old content missing. Well while we were off on our little tour of the UK our site got hacked by a bunch of unscrupulous fraudsters and a fake bank got installed into the middle of it. Considering how outspoken we've been on the whole issue of the banking crisis this was ironic to say the least!
However all has been restored and we're slowly rebuilding the page. In the meantime you can head over to our facebook page for a free download and a list of upcoming shows, we've even got a lovely live clip of the band to keep you amused until we get the site back up and running.
On first listen, it’s difficult to know how much The Spitfires are taking the piss... whether that’s political commentary you’re hearing, or just an adolescent middle finger bidding its ‘fuck you’ to whoever.
The truth is that it’s a bit of both.
Musically and ideologically somewhere between the incendiary snarl of punk and the unflinching self-assuredness of Britpop; The Spitfires are a band typified by their sense of fun, but are far from a mindless array of melodies and nothing sentiments. At their most focused, The Spitfires are downright reactionary.
“This debut album is a fully-realised, diverse and ridiculously fucking catchy record… On first listen these tunes will stay in your head for days. On repeat, lyrical bites and previously un-heard bass runs jump out like little dogs of genius.” (4.5/5 X-Press Magazine 1332)
Politically aware, fearlessly irreverent but essentially just aspiring to write great songs, The Spitfires have rolled these multiple personalities into their debut album, Songs From The Debt Generation, and as such it is an album that can slip from an aggressive lyrical attack to a pop chorus in the blink of an eye. Some songs reflect the band’s thoughts on the world of our day, others reflect their thoughts on the universal politics of class and economics, while others are no more reflective of deep thought than a brick being hurled through a window... blunt, aggressive and unmistakable in its intent.
Recorded at Jericho Studio over a long enough period to see three drummers on the album credits, Songs From The Debt Generation has been an epic journey for founding members Sean Regan (vocals, guitar) and Paul Bovenkerk (bass) – exports of the UK and Western Australia respectively – but with most songs clocking in shorter than a street fight, the album is far from a slow burn. Regardless of the degree of political acclivity, The Spitfires write songs... short, catchy and straight to the point.
“There is a brash and in your face style to what The Spitfires do that has been somewhat lacking in local music for a while. Songs From The Debt Generation is an excellent listen. One looks forward to what is to come from this highly talented duo.” (7.5/10 ToneDeaf)
Following on from the Dead? Good! EP (2010), Songs From The Debt Generation is defined by the personalities of Regan and Bovenkerk. Musically and lyrically, this combination of people and where they have come from is The Spitfires. It is the band’s uniqueness, its humour and its punch... absolutely genuine in all its shapes and forms. So be it an outright political statement or an offhanded piss-take, what the band says is what they mean.
Songs From The Debt Generation is as deep, shallow, dark or light as the world it is examining. Available early 2013 through iTunes & Firestarter Distribution, featuring the singles Radio Control, Shallow Grave, Suffer Kate & Smile (Rage, JJJ, RTRFM Local Feature Album).
“It’s fair to say the punk Spirit lives on in The Spitfires and their followers, who have more than enough to go apeshit over in today’s world… levelling relevant quips at the state of the economy and espousing that we’re all basically screwed, it’s hard not to start flipping imaginary two finger salutes at the authorities.” (4/5 Time Off)
Sean Regan, The Spitfires
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