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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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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…

“Promotions ain’t my thing”, coughs Tom Clarke. “Name badges are not in-ter-es-ting”. Tom’s band, Coventry’s The Enemy, are the sort of McJob-hating yob rockers who like attending job interviews just…

Concisely designed to inflict the utmost chaos, this: a Coventry band pipping Brummies The Twang to their rightful place at the head of the Black Country Parade (OK, Cov’s not…