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Battle of Britain

A hard rock, heavy metal, rock and roll album by Little Villains

Released on Spira Records (SR017)

Re-released on Sliptrick Records

Battle of Britain by Little Villains

Release date (Spira Records): 15th September 2022 (Battle of Britain Day)

Re-release date (Sliptrick Records): 10th January 2023

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CDs pressed and printed by Disc Manufacturing Services, Plymouth, UK.

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Watch Videos of the Singles from Battle of Britain on YouTube

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List of Digital Distribution Partners

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Bandcamp
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Spotify
Tencent Music Entertainment
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United Media Agency (UMA)
Xiami Music
Yandex
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About the Album

Released on Spira Records, Battle of Britain is the fourth studio album by rock band Little Villains, featuring:

Little Villains band shot Battle of Britain

From left to right: James Childs on vocals / bass, Chris Fielden on drums / vocals, Owen Childs on guitar / vocals

There are also guest appearances from Nick Davidge and Simon Hedges of Airbus

There are 10 songs on the record:

1. Messerschmitt
2. Crying Our For More
3. Butcher Bird
4. Mush
5. In His Blood
6. Words of Insanity
7. Boy Next-Door
8. The Last
9. Watching You
10. Spitfire

Total runtime is approx. 35 minutes

The album was recorded at the Stujo in Los Angeles, California, USA.

PRESS RELEASE:

BATTLE OF BRITAIN is the fourth studio album from UK rock / metal band LITTLE VILLAINS, released on SPIRA RECORDS. The album features: James Childs on vocals / bass, Owen Childs on guitar and Chris Fielden on drums. The record also features guest appearances from Nick Davidge (guitar / vocals) and Simon Hedges (bass) of AIRBUS.

LITTLE VILLAINS play loud, hard and heavy. The band will be touring at the end of 2022. BATTLE OF BRITAIN was recorded at the Stujo in Los Angeles, California, USA, and comprises 10 songs. Total runtime 35 mins. Villainous videos have been made for the singles from the album: ‘Messerschmitt’, ‘Spitfire’ and ‘Watching You’. They’ll be released via the band’s YouTube channel and Facebook page in September and October 2022. More videos are in the pipeline.

LITTLE VILLAIN’S first two albums, PHILTHY LIES (Heavy Psyche Sounds Records) and TAYLOR MADE (Cleopatra Records), featured the late, great Phil ‘Philthy Animal’ Taylor from the classic MOTÖRHEAD line-up. The band continues to rock in memory of their friend.

Learn more from Little Villain's promotors Metal Devestation Radio.

You can learn more about Little Villains on their website and on our drummer Chris's website (which you're on now).

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Payment and Postage

Payments

We use PayPal because it is secure and safe. You do not have to have a PayPal account to make a purchase – you can pay using a debit or credit card. You can learn more about PayPal's safety and security policy on the PayPal website.

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If you live locally (anywhere near Bristol in the UK) and want to avoid paying postage and packaging costs, contact Chris.

Postage

We send all purchases by Royal Mail and aim to post your order with 48 hours.

We will confirm receipt of your order as soon as we can and email you again when it has been posted.

There are two different postage options:

1: UK

2: Rest of World

This is because we are based in the UK, so postage prices are based on our local rates. Please do not select the UK option if you live elsewhere in the world. We will have to pester you for more money and it could delay us sending you your item(s).

Please allow 7 days for delivery in the UK and 21 days for the rest of the world.

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Reviews

“War, what is it good for? Influencing pit-worthy hard rock hits such as Spitfire from the UK’s loudest and heaviest outfit, Little Villains. Their Machiavellian nature is exhibited in all of its frenetic glory in the instrumentally Motorhead-esque release, taken from their fourth studio album, BATTLE OF BRITAIN. Spitfire is a rarity in its ability to offer the classic raw rock ‘n’ roll production while enticing you with the fresh innovation exhibited by each member of the powerhouse. Even the staunchest hard rock fans won’t be able to eye roll to having heard this all before with the catchy cataclysmic furore in Spitfire, which compels you to catch it live.” A&R Factory review, by Amelia Vandergast

"It's an album that takes you back to a time when raw power counted for more than polished production. It deserves to be played loud. The tracks are short, fast and with a Punk-tinged hue. The two aircraft themed songs that bookend the album work best. 'Messerschmitt' with its marching intro and effects conjures up images of the German war machine's most effective fighter whilst 'Spitfire' genuinely emits the heart of old school Motörhead, with its high tempo riffs and manic drumming pushing everything along at pace." Ever Metal, written by Paul Hutchings.

"Slightly punky emphasis. Anthemic vocals. Classic, Motorhead-esque. Pleasantly surprised by its range and true potential. Standout track, ‘Spitfire’ - a really fun track, with a powerful atmosphere, taking that Motorhead influence to the top." Rock Queen Reviews, written by Jenny Tate.

“Years go by but the essence of the Little Villains remains the same. The recording made at the Stujo in Los Angeles seems in many ways to have been made live. There is a hint of Motörhead in this work – in the initial ‘Messerschmitt’ and the final ‘Spitfire’. It is also possible to find a high punk component. I propose listening to ‘Butcher Bird’, a ‘modernized’ seventies style piece – I would dare to call it grunge, decadent and acid. An even more marked influence can be found in the excellent ‘The Last’. Here Hawkwind are related to Monster Magnet and give rise to a legitimate son named Lords Of Altamont. If to be happy you just need to stamp your foot and be transported by the rhythm of the wide-ranging rock, ‘Battle Of Britain; could be for you.” All Around Metal, written by Corrado Franceschini.

“Like Motorhead, Little Villains go back in time for inspiration, with songs that appear to have a basis in both 50's rock n roll, 60's rock and garage rock, each given a booming fuzzed out makeover transforming them into dirty and punchy creations of a similar nature to much of the material Motorhead was well known for crafting. We also get a few songs where it seems that early days Iron Maiden have been just as inspirational, and classic era UK punk. This will be an album that should be rather satisfying for many who enjoyed the exploits of Motorhead through the decades, as well as those who enjoy bands that pull in elements from hard rock, punk and heavy metal, and toss the various ingredients around a bit.” Viking in the Wilderness, written by Olav M. Björnsen.

LITTLE VILLAINS are loud, hard and heavy. That can be clearly confirmed. The guys around MOTÖRHEAD drummer Philip Taylor stand for exactly these three qualities. They are not only loud, hard and heavy but also rough and raw like an unpolished jewel. The Brits pack quite a punch with their fourth album, roughly an intersection of AC/DC, IRON MAIDEN, a lot of MOTÖRHEAD and a cheeky punk or glam influence.” My Revelations, written by Helmut Ballerstaller.

"Excellent! You certainly have your own style & sound, which is some achievement these days." Chris Paden, all round gent and legendary supporter of Little Villains.

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Chris P
Hi Chris, great news about the new album, can't wait to hear it, hope you manage to do a gig in London later in the year, all the best.

Chris Fielden
Thanks for ordering a CD, Chris - much apprecaited. We're hoping to tour at the end of this year, and fingers crossed we'll do a London show. Hopefully see you then!