Archive for December 2016

The Spitfires added to The Dead 60s London show

We are delighted to announce that Watford’s finest – The Spitfires have been added to The Dead 60s London show at The Electric Ballroom on 13th April 2017 (part of The London Intl Ska Festival).

Taking influences from The Clash, Billy Bragg, The Jam through to Soul, Reggae and Ska – the band have released 2 albums since 2015. ‘A Thousand Times’ was the follow-up to the critically acclaimed debut ‘Response’ which saw the band enter high in the UK Album Charts and reach #6 in both the independent and vinyl charts, with the single ‘So Long’ charting at #1 in UK Vinyl Singles Chart.

Their work ethic and powerful song-writing mixed with their acute social commentary and lack of mainstream industry support has made this fiercely independent band one of the most popular underground success stories in the UK today. This DIY attitude and independent spirit has earned them a dedicated following and sold out shows across the whole of the UK and Europe.

Don’t just take our word for it though…

“A snarling proletarian polemic against the daily grind” – Classic Rock

“Gaining more and more friends with their stunning live shows” – Fred Perry Subculture

“The fight-back from the beaten generation starts here” – Daily Mirror

“Spiky, rebellious rock ‘n’ roll delivered with no small degree of street smarts and style” – Clash Magazine

“Insurgent energy…demands and then holds your attention” – Shindig! Magazine [4/5]

“A masterpiece….songwriting genius” – Original Rock [9/10]

“[The Spitfires] slip comfortably into their own skin with a maturity and richness that suits front man Billy Sullivan’s song-writing down to the ground” – Paste Magazine

Tickets for The Dead 60s UK tour including the London date are available from
http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/artist/the-dead-60s-tickets/28558
Support for the whole tour comes from Pama International who will be promoting their ‘Love & Austerity’ album on Milan’s Record Kicks label.


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2019 SKA FESTIVAL LINE UP
Easter weekend
18th - 21st April 2019

LIVE ACTS:

MISTY IN ROOTS
THE STEADY 45s (USA)
CHRIS MURRAY (Canada)
SOUTHSAYERS (England)
KING ZEPHA (England)
MASONS ARMS (Germany)
LE BIRRETTE (Italy)
ERIN BARDWELL COLLECTIVE (England)
THE INDECISION (England)
YOUTHSAYERS (England)
More to be announced

DJs/sound systems:

TESSA - THE SLITS
WRONGTOM
PHIL BUSH's SOUNDS & PRESSURE LO-FI
valve sound system
ALAN HANDSCOMBE
GREEDY G
TIME TUNNEL ft;
LIAM CURTIN, SEAN BRIGHT,
BOY ABOUT TOWN & NANKER PHELGE
LILI RUDIES (France)
SOFT WAX (Deptford Dub Club)
SIMON COBB (Work Your Shot)
SALLY BROWN ROME ft; NEMBOKID
& JOHN RUDIE (Rototom Sunsplash)
SKANKIN STEVE

More to be announced

Films:

To be announced

Free Family Day

tba
+ many more tba!