Since they formed in Coventry in early 2006, Midlands teenagers The Enemy (drummer Liam Watts, singing guitarist Tom Clarke and bassist Andy Hopkins) have achieved more in a year than most bands do in their whole career. Maybe it’s the motivation of trying to escape the boredom of life in their hometown, Coventry, but with debut album ‘We’ll Live And Die In These Towns’ heading straight to Number One and a string of increasingly fervent festival slots under their belt, now is definitely their time. If their appearances in front of a packed-out Radio1/NME Stage tent at the Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds Festivals are anything to go by, these gigs are going to be legendary.

Mind the message on your way out of The Enemy’s latest, which closes with Charlie Chaplin’s humanist call for compassion at the end of ’The Great Dictator’ – “More than…

There was something almost laughably presumptuous about The Enemy’s decision to call their second album ‘Music For The People’ in 2009. To recap: the Coventry band had just followed up…