The Spitfires – Play For Today


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*


1. Suburbia
2. Save Me
3. Blaze Of Glory
4. Don’t Look At Me
5. Interlude 1: Accumulator
6. Did You Have To Go?
7. Find My Way Back Home
8. Time To Take Sides
9. Interlude 2: Helpline
10. Spoiler Alert
11. Keep Me Waiting
12. Interlude 3: In It To Win It!
13. Reap What You Sow
14. Costa Del Mundane
15. Promised Land
16. Credits