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Regan signed off with “Let’s chat and get pissed” in his scouser drawl, and it seemed a perfect way to end the Spitfires’ story thus far. We wish them all the best.
To their credit, clean, sharp drums cut through everything and provided a much needed edge to their sound, and a few upbeat and sing-along tracks allowed The Spitfires to swim back to the surface and send off the night successfully.
"You know, with any band who releases their debut album, there’s a certain level of publicity and excitement that comes up but then dies off after a while."
It’s hard not to start flipping imaginary two-finger salutes at the authorities.
Their light, breezy indie pop set provided a supreme end to an evening of fantastic performances by WA’s finest.
Loyal fans will welcome the album for containing more of the stuff they love, but it certainly doesn’t set a groundbreaking direction for the band that will see them miles ahead of the garage punk pack.
"I think the punk scene should be flattered that we’re even being associated with it."