Monday, 16 September 2013


After many months, many thousands of miles, many late nights in London and New York and an absolute hammering of Spen's wallet, we finally can confirm that the album is recorded, mixed, mastered, artwork delivered, and just about anything else that goes with it is completed. finished. DONE.

Picture the scene - January 2010. London. Sleet falls outside a small bedroom on a council estate. A hungover Englishman and slightly bewildered American discuss options after their guitar player leaves for Australia. The American attempts to plug in his slightly battered looking plugboard he brought with him from the US. A bang. A cloud of smoke. Darkness.

Three and a half years later, two Americans put the finishing touches to the final track and shake hands to celebrate. The Englishmen (the hungover one and the one who went to Australia for two and a half years) retire to the pub for a pint.

All Systems Wait.
The album.
Released worldwide on November 11th.

All we need is some money to tour it.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013


As if from the bowels of time itself, a blog post from our good selves.

Mainly because I have just realised that it is coming up to a year since SF last graced a stage in the glorious year that was 2012. Well, it was good in London anyway. But also I bring you the STUNNING news that we still haven't finished this fucking album that we started in Bill's bedroom in rainy old England on a cold January evening in 2010, a session in which Spencer was almost blown to kingdom come by a US/UK voltage balls-up.

It is NEARLY finished though. The last track is being, er, tracked, and then there is no more to do until either a) someone stumbles across this blog which is begging you Mr Highandmightyrecordcompanybloke to give us a deal or b) The Coen Brothers use one of our songs ("22", obviously) in their next Oscar winning film. There are plenty more preposterous notions I could come up with but these seemed the most realistic at 2am on a Tuesday morning.

In other SF related news Spen has been moonlighting with his old chums in Thing-One, while Bill and Tom are venturing out into the London gig circuit for the 394,092,605th time with a bass player that is not separated from them by 3500 miles of shitty Atlantic Ocean. Catch their new band HURLOCK at the Water Rats in Kings Cross on May 1st. Which is, incidentally, where SF played their first show to six people. Great days....

The next update will feature AN ALBUM RELEASE DATE. Possibly.
Much love
SF x

Thursday, 20 September 2012


Check out this little interview we did with the smashing

We really must organise some kind of photoshoot that involves Tom, though. Also here's an interview with Spen rambling on about his vinyl collection!!

"22" is video of the week here (I'm not sure the video is anything to write home about)

"22" is also featured right here as a download of the day:

And again here with a load of information you probably already knew:

At this point I would just like to inform listeners/readers that we do have other songs apart from "22". Not that we're complaining, everybody seems to bloody love "22". 

In other news, the studio blew up some weeks back, hence album production has ground to a bit of a halt. This is shortly to be remedied, and WE WILL HAVE THIS FLIPPIN' ALBUM DONE BY CHRISTMAS. It will definitely feature "22".


Friday, 7 September 2012

SPACE FIGHT (a bit of it anyway) LIVE IN THE U.S.!!!


Aha! There you are.

After four months of radio silence the Space Fight name is making its return to the stage. BUT NOT IN EUROPE!!!!! Galling for the Englishmen of the band, but not for the American third and his assembled stand-ins.

Catch Space Fight's U.S. debut at Piano's, NY. Now, I know this is somewhere in New York, but being in London I am not familiar with a single brick of the Big Apple. Google it!

The London two-thirds has finally fired up its own studio (saving Spen on ridiculous airfares just to record one two second guitar part) so more music will be in the offing very soon, and we'll probably finish the album before Christmas. Optimistic. In the meantime they are making a god-awful racket in their other band, more of which later (possibly never).

SPACE FIGHT @ PIANO'S, 10pm September 12th. Dont miss it America!!

Also browse our Twitter stream for a whole load of new blog love.


Sunday, 20 May 2012


An era has ended. Space Fight is changing once again. Just like The Beatles and Steely Dan before us, the pressures (read: financial constraints) of touring have gotten beyond the point that we can handle.

When Bill, Tom, and myself started this band 2 and a half years ago, the goal was to gig together. It took Tom returning from Australia and me returning from the US for the three of us to finally achieve that goal. And quite frankly, we did it with five great performances, along with our new mate Dave. But more importantly, we had a fucking blast together.

Space Fight was started with the stipulation that if we didn't gel musically, at least I would have a couple lads to have a pint with when I arrived in London for the first time. Thankfully, it ended up being much more than that. But the band was also started to attempt to breathe life into some new music with a balls out sound, originality, and fearlessness. And that's what we will continue to do.

There may be a moment in the near or far future when we pick up our instruments once again and take to the stage, but too much is unknown about the future to say for certain. But fear not, Space Fight lives on!! We are at this moment continuing to write and record. We are just about finished with our debut album, and we are already working on tracks for what could be a second LP. This is not the end, this is only the beginning! Thanks for listening!

Spencer and Space Fight

Thursday, 19 April 2012


That's right kids. We're back in the U.S.S.R (well, the UK) for three weeks in May. When I say we, I mean the PROPER ORIGINAL we. Yes, Tom has given up the idea of being the new Harold Bishop and left Australia, and Spencer has decided Manhattan needs a break from him and his 'antics'. Therefore, both have descended upon London. This means rock.

Dates so far:
4th - 93 Feet East, London
5th - Trinity Bar, Harrow
6th - Colonel Fawcett, Camden Crawl, London
15th - Barfly, London
17th - Proud, London
18th - Jubilee @ Barfly, London

Hopefully there's more to come with EVEN MORE EXCITEMENT in the air too. It's all jolly fun. Come along and hear all the new stuff we've been recording on three different continents for the past year, but LIVE IN YOUR FACES. I can hear thunder outside, its an omen.

Here's a big shiny poster to prove we're not telling lies.
Much love
SF x

Friday, 3 February 2012


Things are afoot. Don't you worry about it. A little more fiddling around and we will announce what said things are.

We've been recording two new tracks throughout January (is that really how you spell throughout?), transatlantic drumming has commenced and shall be used entirely forthwith. We're really pleased with these two.

Expect news soon!

Monday, 5 December 2011


B+, we think is a fair mark for the year 2011.

As 2010 drew to a close, SF looked set to be cast upon the Everest-esque shitheap of lost bands that possibly maybe might have been quite good. It seemed that that damned Atlantic Ocean was about to rip the rhythm section asunder. The guitar hole had seen more action than a crack-addled downtown hooker. So bleak, so bleak...

BUT NO! The small matter of the release of our debut EP (still available, go buy it immediately) was hurtling into view over the distant horizon. The reviews were good. Spen and I had various late-night (in London, anyway) debates about how much it would sell. Five? Easy, me and you, our mums and some random loony. Ten? Maybe, extended family, committed mates, my granny. Hell, she'll buy 3000 if I let her. Twenty? No, thats just being silly, we dont know that many people. Much to our delight, it did sell, and sold bloody handsomely if we do say so ourselves. So now what?

Save the airfare, fly back to Blighty and tour, thats what. A marvellous sojourn, almost destroyed by the gits at the UK border, who decided that poor Adam was not to be allowed in to blast England with SF glory and was promptly bundled back on the plane and out of here. The sight of me sat in the bath arguing with over-officious Heathrow immigration clerks on a mobile phone is a visual comedy opportunity sadly lost to the world.

We've been jumping some bloody high hurdles from day one in this band. This was the highest yet. Two days before a tour and we have no guitar player. Depression. Last minute ads were placed and furious thoughts of 'which guitarists do I know that I have not pissed off' rattled through our despairing brains. Fortunately, a superhero in the form of Matt Flaherty answered the call, learned our set in two days, did the tour and disappeared into the night like Spiderman himself. And on the Brighton date it was his birthday. World class.

After drinking the bar dry on the south coast, Spen was summoned back to the big fucking apple. That stupid ocean is really pissing us off. Then, out of the blue in late summer, we gain management. Then we're on radio. Suddenly, things are talked of for 2012 that we would never have dreamed of at the start of this year.

We're determined to make them all happen.

For now, enjoy our latest recording 'Strange Land', which has been given a thumbs-up by these chaps:
...and look out for one more tune before the end of the year. It's a little seasonal too.

Have a blinding Christmas/Happy holidays, we'll be back in 2012.
Much love
SF x.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011


The last couple of months have been pretty hectic in SF world. Since August we've gained a manager, been raved about on a few blogs, got in The Independent's 'what's hot' playlist and featured on many radio shows, including BBC 6 Music. All going rather well.

BUT! This is nothing compared to what will happen next year. We're making plans as we speak, and finishing off a few more tracks for the album, which we plan to get out at some point in 2012.

Another reason for this apparently pointless trumpet-blowing entry is to direct you towards our YouTube page, which we finally got round to putting up this week after many months of moaning from some Twitter followers (and the fact that when I typed 'Space Fight' into the search bar this week it suggested 'space fight 22' immediately).

Here you will find a few very hastily made vids, plus potentially the mythical official video to "22" at some point in the future.

News on next year to follow shortly.
Much love
SF x.

Friday, 7 October 2011

SF EP REVIEW (a bit late, but we don't care)

THE FOUND OF CONFUSION, the little brother of the internationally renowned Sound Of Confusion blog, have given our EP (which was out in March - go buy it) a once over this week. Here is what they said.

Much love x.

Saturday, 10 September 2011


Things have moved rather quickly in the last week, so much so that the beautiful tunes and beats of '22' have got themselves onto the @NowPlaying show on BBC6Music. Here is a link to said show:

We're on at 1hr27m. There should be more plays coming soon. x

Friday, 2 September 2011


In these troubling times, it is a glorious moment when you hear promising news. That we should be the bearers of good news is a rarity, as usually our guitar player has fucked off or gone to work on a cucumber farm in Outer Mongolia.

However, we confirm today that we are being represented forthwith by BACK TO THE FUTURE Management. Which is good for us, cos we can barely co-ordinate a rehearsal bewteen us without someone 'getting married', or 'doing the knowledge'.

This means that next year SF are going to hit the ground like one of Wile-E-Coyote's failing anvils. Except that we'll hit said ground and sprout legs that run a hell of a lot faster than the Roadrunner we were trying to kill. Oh yes. Kids under the age of 24 probably wont know what the buggery that means.

More news as it floods in to SF HQ.

Much love. x

Sunday, 31 July 2011


Yes boys and girls, we're still cracking on with stuff. A new tune should be finished this week, it will go up on Facebook and everything else no doubt. Also, in this band of me, him and an ever-changing guitarist (four in a year) we have found a lovely chap who wants to manage us, a meeting takes place this coming week. We still haven't finished the video for '22'.

Donald Fagen once said it would be 90 minutes from NY to Paris. He was a lying bastard. This is why the album is taking so long.

Other news - he's getting married, I'm getting fat.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011


Oh the joy of the touring musician. A shortlived affair for us, being three dates. For the American contingent, it was a real adventure, crossing the Atlantic, driving the length of the country, then crossing the Atlantic again.

Or not, as it turned out for our dear old US guitarist Adam. The poor chap was refused entry to the UK after flying 12 hours from LA. Yet the stupid fucking border agency in this country cannot stop 150,000 illegals getting in the country every year. Bastards. This left us with an enormous dilemma - cancel, or find a replacement (Stephen had already blown it out).

With literally three hours worth of rehearsal, (because the stupid rehearsal room shut us out for an hour already) the wonderful Matt Flaherty stepped in, learned the whole set, rocked like a bastard and left. We knew the bloke for barely 72 hours, yet he goes down on the all time list of superheroes, in our opinion he's even above Batman.

We'd like to thank Ra Ra Riot for allowing us on, and Airship for lending their drums and other acoutrements. Twas a blast, which ended with Spen and I drunk as a sack blasting out Katy Lied at 4.30am in a Brighton hotel. Good times indeed.

There is a live track and a few pics available on our Facebook page, to prove we really were there.

Now, back to the album.

Friday, 22 April 2011


Yes. We are dragging our Transatlantic butts off the recording studio sofa and out on the road for a few days in May. Those of you lucky enough to live in the UK will be able to see us at:

May 17: Garage, London
May 18: Ruby Lounge, Manchester
May 19: Audio, Brighton

Along with Ra Ra Riot and Airship.

Possibly one or two more shows could maybe potentially be added, we'll update as soon as we know.

Thursday, 17 March 2011


Our lovely EP (which came out on Monday, in case you didnt know) is featured on a website called . Whether they think its good or bad we dont know, because a) we dont speak Spanish and b) Yahoo! Babelfish came up with this:

"We put a bandita yesterday enough upbeatted of which they put contentment. And today a mail with other arrived to us than surely it is going to them to interest. Following the same line of new wave rock average indie, means to hipster, is Space Fight, original of London and signed here with Glasstone. They hardly removed a EP, and here we left tracks them they unload so that them."

Make of that what you will. If you can give us a proper translation, we'd be ever so grateful.


This chap is on a one-man trip around the world and is currently exploring South East Asia and Australia (not unlike our first guitarist, hello Tom). Amazingly he's heard of our little EP we recorded in Tooting and Bermondsey. Happily, he liked it and used '22' as a musical interlude in his video blog. It's 4.40 in, just after 'One Foot In The Grave' by Eric Idle. Never thought I'd be happy to feature after Victor Meldrew, but we'll take anything that comes.

You can read his blog here:

Wednesday, 16 March 2011


As pointed out to us yesterday via a Twitter follower, there is a distinct lake of SF footage on the You Tube. We're making up for that with a video that might possibly maybe potentially posted up soon. In the meantime, we are here to quash rumours that this video is us in the midst of a Japanese song and dance routine.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Typing Space Fight into Twitter search

Most popular result from this entry produces these lyrics:

"Theres nothing my heart can to fight with time and space and im still stuck in the moment with you."

Which is sometimes translated as:

"Theres nothin my <3 can do, to fight with time& space coz im still stuck in the moment with u ;)"
"theres nothing my ♥ can do but fight with time & space cuz I'm still stuck in da moment with u"