After four albums, including two number one UK National Vinyl and Indie Chart releases, hundreds of gigs across the UK and Europe to a loyal, hardcore fan base, The Spitfires take their final flight with a farewell.
For their triumphant final release, the band entwines influences from New Wave, 2 Tone and Britpop, with electronic hooks and big choruses. ‘Play For Today’, places the listener straight into heart of British suburbia – depicting the lives and stories of bored housewives, cliquey local pubs and cocaine-ridden businessmen. With broad strokes of light/shade, humour and sarcasm, it’s a ‘Parklife’ for Gen Z…
Produced by Simon Dine (Dexys, Paul Weller, The Waterboys), the band continues to strive, musically and sonically. The Watford-based group offer new textures alongside their characteristic pop nous and raw passion, all the while driven by frontman and lyricist Billy Sullivan’s astute social commentary.
Advance single ‘Save Me’ sets the tone for ‘’Play For Today’, exploring escapism in a warped, conservative version of suburbia, while hinting at the more electronic element that runs throughout the album.
The culmination of a career to date, ‘Play For Today’ sees the Spitfires leave their final mark, here and now, making way for a new beginning.
*First 500 copies contain limited edition lyric sheet insert*
A2 Save Me
A3 Blaze Of Glory
A4 Don't Look At Me
A5 Interlude 1: Accumulator
A6 Did You Have To Go?
A7 Find My Way Back Home
A8 Time To Take Sides
B1 Interlude 2: Helpline
B2 Spoiler Alert
B3 Keep Me Waiting
B4 Interlude 3: In It To Win It!
B5 Reap What You Sow
B6 Costa Del Mundane
B7 Promised Land