The Enemy launch Shockwaves NME Awards 2009 voting

Band play packed party in London pub

The Enemy played a set in a south London pub tonight (November 25) as they helped launch the voting for the Shockwaves NME Awards 2009.

Tom Clarke and co made a special trip from their studio in Wales to play the intimate gig at the Prince pub in Brixton, performing in front of guests including BabyshamblesDrew McConnell and The Reverend, plus competition winners.

Watch video footage of the gig by clicking below.

The trio blitzed through a set based around 2007 debut album ‘We’ll Live And Die In These Towns’.

“It’s been pretty full-on in the studio, so it’s been great to get our heads around the old songs again,” frontman Tom Clarke told NME.COM. “It’s going really well in the studio, but it’s nice to get back to civilisation for a night.”

He added: “I like these awards, it’s great you give the record-buying public a chance to vote. Winning one this year was a real honour.”

The Enemy played:

‘Away From Here’

’40 Days And 40 Nights’



‘Had Enough’


‘We’ll Live And Die In These Towns’

‘This Song’

‘It’s Not OK’

‘You’re Not Alone’

Head to the Shockwaves NME Awards 2009 voting page now to have your say on who should take home the gongs at the event.

The Shockwaves NME Awards 2009 themselves will take place at the London Brixton Academy on February 25 next year.

Meanwhile you can take part in the awards yourself.

Tickets are on sale now for the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour with Glasvegas, White Lies, Friendly Fires and Florence And The Machine and for the Shockwaves NME Awards Big Gig at the O2 Arena in London, which will be headlined by the 2009 Godlike Geniuses, The Cure.

Plus you can get tickets for the Shockwaves NME Awards show, which include the likes of Franz Ferdinand, Tricky and The Wombats playing special shows.

Head to NME.COM/Awards for full information.