The Enemy admit their next album is ‘make or break’

Coventry band also reveal they've got 30 songs written for album number three

The Enemy have admitted that they will face an uncertain future if their third studio album doesn’t succeed.

The Coventry trio endured a disappointing response to their 2009 second album ‘Music For The People’ and have revealed that they have returned to the more direct sound of their 2007 debut ‘We’ll Live And Die In These Towns’ for their new LP, which is due to be released next summer.

Speaking to NME, the band’s frontman Tom Clarke said of where he believes the group are in their career: “A lot of bands experience the pivot point in their career where it’s make or break on their second album, but I don’t think we did that. This album will be the one that defines where that goes – whether it doesn’t work and we go ‘That’s it’ or we find the sound that drives us forward.”

The band also revealed that they have 30 songs written for the album and hope to get it out next year. They have yet to decide on a producer.

To read the full interview with The Enemy, pick up the new issue of NME, which is on UK newsstands now or available digitally.