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Hi-Fi Spitfires To Release New EP ‘Doors To The USA’

hi Fi Spitfires DTTUHi Fi Spitfires have announced they will release their new five track EP, Doors To The USA, next month, the new EP is the first new material from the band since the release of their critically acclaimed Nightraid LP in 2014. The official launch party for the EP will take place at the The Doll at the Black Bull, Gateshead on the 30th December with support from Loaded 44 and Pitbull. Doors To The USA will be available at their live shows and direct from the band, Hi-Fi Spitfires will also be releasing a numbered limited edition red vinyl edition of their debut album, England Screaming, later this year.

The Punk Site review of Nightraid can be read here

Hi Fi Spitfires website can be found here and their Facebook page is here

Hi-Fi Spitfires Confirm 2017 German Tour Dates

hi-fi-spitfires-tour-dec-16The Hi Fi Spitfires have confirmed they will be touring Germany in March 2017, they recently issued a limited edition vinyl run, of only 300 copies, of their sophomore album, Nightraid. The vinyl is available for £12 and can be bought from the band at their shows, the vinyl, and the CD, can also be ordered from the band where payment can be made via Paypal, you can contact Hi-Fi Spitfires via Facebook here.

The Punk Site review of Nightraid can be read here

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Hi-Fi Spitfires Release Limited Edition Vinyl Of ‘Nightraid’ LP

nightraidThe Hi Fi Spitfires have issued a limited edition vinyl run, of only 300 copies, of their sophomore album, Nightraid. The vinyl is available for £12 and can be bought from the band at their shows, including their March 2017 tour of Germany, it can also be ordered from the band where payment can be made via Paypal, you can contact Hi-Fi Spitfires via Facebook here.

The Punk Site review of Nightraid can be read here

You can also contact Hi-Fi Spitfire‘s via their website here

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Chaos 8, Hi-Fi Spitfires, Loaded 44 & UK Subs

Beki And Steve Straughan

Angelic Upstarts, Chaos 8, Hi-Fi Spitfires, Loaded 44, UK Subs, Holy Racket, Symbient, The Last Gang
By on July 2016 at e-mail

 

 

 

Beki and Stephen Straughan are possibly the hardest working couple in punk rock at the moment, Beki is active in Chaos 8, Stephen, also known as Steve Racket, is active in Hi Fi Spitfires and the Angelic Upstarts, and has recently become the guitarist for the UK Subs, as if that wasn’t enough both of them are in Loaded 44. I managed to catch them in a rare quiet moment to get an insight into what the future has in store for us from this industrious couple.

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Hi-Fi Spitfires

Nightraid

Bullet Teeth Records
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Rating: 4/5

 
 

 

 

Hi-Fi Spitfires are a punk band from North East England, Nightraid is their sophomore album and follows on from their 2010 debut England Screaming. They have been flying in close formation since 2008, their debut album was impressive but Nightraid feels like an altogether more accomplished beast. Hi-Fi Spitfires are unsurprisingly heavily influenced by the likes of Stiff Little Fingers, The Clash and The Ruts, but that’s not to say that they are some dated anachronism, they take their lead from the first wave of punk rock but they have taken it and made it there own, as a result Nightraid is a contemporary slightly harder edged interpretation.

Nightraid‘s opener, Backfire, is an impressive start, it’s all upfront attack with a great guitar hook and fist pumping chorus. The album then heads in a more brutal direction until you get to the Battlefield Of Dreams, this track boasts an anthemic chorus and drops back to being closer to the old school that influenced them. The two aforementioned tracks are my personal favourites but there isn’t a weak track on Nightraid, all twelve rounds hit their targets. Amongst the rousing punk rock there are touches of dub that compliment the full tilt punk rock perfectly, this, and the variation in the tempo and style of the tracks, prevent this album from ever becoming repetitive.

What’s impressive is the fact that Hi-Fi Sptfires are a trio, they sound like there’s a full squadron behind them and the attack they have achieved though just two guitars is very impressive. This is a very accomplished album from a band that are grass roots DIY punk rock, that alone would be a reason to support them but forget about that for a moment, just focus on the fact that this is a great album regardless of how it came into being. As long as bands like Hi-Fi Spitfires are keeping the grass roots of punk alive and well then we’ll know our scene is in safe hands. Mission accomplished

Nightraid can be ordered directly from Hi-Fi Spitfires here