The Enemy - 'Streets In The Sky'

The Enemy - 'Streets In The Sky'

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 their Weller-scented debut ‘We’ll Live And Die In...

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Album Review: The Enemy

The Enemy

In 2009's indieverse, few figures are more worthy of your time than Tom Clarke. Speaker of common sense and beacon of restraint in an industry that prides itself on futile debauchery, his deft touch on The Enemy¹s debut differentiated it from...

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Live Review: The Enemy

Live Review: The Enemy

Tom Clarke surveys the Northamptonshire town of Corby. More precisely, he surveys the chippy, Chinese takeaway, off-licence and the swelling crowd that’s gathering outside the Kingfisher pub. Said crowd is growing increasingly bewildered at the...

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The Enemy

The Enemy

Tom Clarke may never find himself being linked to The Courteeners’ MySpace, but The Enemy’s trackie-top rock has touched a nerve with a generation who’ve grown up to find Johnny Rotten’s prophecy “Your future dream is a shopping...

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The Enemy/The Wombats/ Lethal Bizzle; Newcastle Carling Academy Monday October 1

The Enemy/The Wombats/ Lethal Bizzle; Newcastle...

Sunday “There was a knife fight between The Wombats and Bizzle at the aftershow in Cambridge that left four injured and Wombat mascot Cherub fatally de-stuffed.” “Lethal’s bottled it, fled back to Walthamstow, taking The Wombats’ van...

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The Enemy

The Enemy

There will always be people who hate them, of course, because they shout and rage and do not affect a heroin-befogged pallor. This, though, is the moment that even the most steadfast of Enemy enemies is forced to admit that, yeah, OK, they have...

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The Enemy: We'll Live And Die In These Towns

The Enemy: We'll Live And Die In These Towns

Speaking as a man whose previous profession was lugging six-foot Christmas trees around a Paisley garden centre with only a ridiculous green outfit to shield me from the pissing rain for eight hours a day, it’s safe to say that this writer’s...

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The Enemy: Leadmill, Sheffield, Wednesday June 13

The Enemy: Leadmill, Sheffield, Wednesday June 13

Fighting and fucking: the primeval ore of humanity. Those two things are why the monkeys learned to smash in the skulls of rival alpha males with bison bones. They’re why Troy fell and why centuries of religious conflicts have killed millions....

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The Enemy

The Enemy

Guitars by Franz Ferdinand. Drums by The Who. Lip twitch by a teenage Weller. Mood by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Chorus by Abba. For such fresh-faced young tykes The Enemy are well versed in their rock influences – one can only assume they...

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The Enemy/The Rumble Strips/New young Pony Club: Xfm’s Big Night Out, Carling Academy Brixton, Londo

The Enemy/The Rumble Strips/New young Pony...

It is 1am, and the end of a messy, booze-sodden night. Underfoot, plastic glasses crunch, while in the pit a heavily sozzled girl attempts to light the wrong end of her fag. Onstage, The Enemy are seeing off the evening by soaking up the last of...

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