Watford quartet The Spitfires are pleased to reveal the video for their new single ‘4AM’ which is set for release on 7” single including unreleased b-side ‘Drowning’ on 14th August.
“4AM was one of the later tracks to be written for the album” explains front man Billy Sullivan “It’s just about being skint and how it makes general living a struggle. Your girlfriend thinks she deserves better than you, the landlord’s driving you mad because you haven’t paid the rent and in the end you lay awake at night thinking about it. Lyrically I’m not trying to be sophisticated or particularly clever – just painting a picture of mundane life.”
Boldly wearing their hearts on their sleeves, the new single tips its hat to the likes of The Clash, The Jam, The Specials, The Smiths and Arctic Monkeys complete with a rousing brass section refrain and a tale of the everyday mundane struggles that affect us all at some point in our lives. It’s a tale echoed in the new video for the single, reminiscent of Shane Meadows’ depictions of the kitchen-sink dramas of working class life in England, and a powerful voice for the disillusioned that speaks to a generation of young people caught in the vice of an aged and wealthy retired class on one side, and a spiteful and vindictive Tory government on the other.
The band also recently revealed a string of autumn and winter UK headline tour dates in support of their debut album ‘Response’ which will be released on 21st August via Catch 22 Records. Multiple shows in Stockton, Brighton and a London show at The 100 Club are sold out already, with the band announcing a further London date at 229 on 11th December – tickets are on sale now.
Autumn/Winter 2015 Tour Dates:
29th & 30th August – The Prince Albert, Brighton *SOLD OUT*
5th September – The Lomax, Liverpool
11th September – The 100 Club, London *SOLD OUT*
18th September – The Flapper, Birmingham
25th September – The Georgian Theatre, Stockton *SOLD OUT*
26th September – Think Tank, Newcastle
3rd October – Mill Arts & Events Centre, Rayleigh
10th October – The Retro Bar, Manchester
16th October – The Monkey Club, Hamburg, Germany
31st October – The Spa, Bridlington
6th November – The Bassment, Chelmsford
14th November – The Thunderbolt, Bristol
20th November – Audio, Glasgow
21st November – PJ Molloys, Dunfermline
27th November – The Rifle Club, Portsmouth
28th November – The Boileroom, Guildford
5th December – Zephyr Lounge, Leamington Spa
11th December – 229, London *Just Added*