One of UK’s most beloved rock bands, THE ENEMY UK, are set to release their full-length studio album, “Streets in they Sky“, on April 23rd, 2013. The band has released a digital EP of the same name in October 2012 to give listeners a taste of what’s to come.
The Enemy UK recently played the 2013 SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX where on Austin Chronicle writer says, “if I were 16 again and seeing the Enemy now, they’d be my Clash. They should be on bedroom walls and in hearts and minds all over.“
The band has conquered Great Britain with 3 Top 10 UK Albums. They have been hand-picked to open for such superstar acts as Oasis, Kaiser Chiefs, Kasabian, Stereophonics, The Fratellis, and The Manic Street Preachers. On the strength of their amazing live performances, they now headline their own sold-out tours and continue to play the Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds festivals.
With The Bronx’s Joby J. Ford in the producer’s chair, this is the band’s most hard hitting material to date.
The Enemy formed in hometown Coventry in 2006 by three friends; Andy Hopkins (25, bass), Liam Watts (24, drums) and Tom Clarke (24, vocals/guitar). Their first single, “40 days, 40 nights,” sold out all 1000 copies of its limited edition 7” in less than one day. Their debut 2007 album, “We’ll Live and Die in These Towns,” charted at Music For The People,” was released in 2009 and charted very strongly with the hit, “Be Somebody,” continuing to be used on ITV’s FA Cup coverage.
To date, the band has sold over half a million tickets for their live gigs.
If you could bottle the spirit of THE ENEMY and flog it Coventry might just have an export to rival their proud motor industry heritage.
Frontman Tom Clarke, bassist Andy Hopkins and drummer Liam Watts are back with a ferocious, guitar-heavy and typically anthemic third album. The band, with Joby J Ford from The Bronx on production duties, has been in Los Angeles rediscovering the DNA that helped a young three-piece from the West Midlands explode into the charts in 2006.
From an initial 30 tracks they have been whittling down, chopping up and polishing songs, and have unearthed an explosive collection of new material. They have dipped back into the rich songwriting vein that presented a raft of indie sing-a-long hits when they were still too young to vote.
But these lads don’t need anyone to write a mission statement for their next release, or deliver some flowery talking for them. Frontman Tom knows why the band will always strike a note with fans – it’s top quality, unapologetic rock’n’roll.
“It has been a huge toilet bowl full of sick for a while, there’s a load of sh*t in the charts. There is now a proper f***ing hunger for musicians playing proper music on real instruments and singing live. That’s what we do and that’s what the bands we respect do.”