Biography

The England-based formation The Enemy was assembled in 2006 in the little town of Coventry. Until that moment, the participants of the future project had not considered music as the main aspect of their lives and preferred to have good and careless time at pubs and night clubs. At one of such places they once found each other. The lineup of The Enemy included only three men: Tom Clarke, Andy Hopkins and Liam Watts. The beginning band used to have their first rehearsals in Liam’s bedroom. It took the musicians only a few months to get spotted by sound recording companies. Warner Music Group revealed the greatest desire to establish cooperation with the talented lads.

The Enemy debut single, 40 Days and 40 Nights, was released in a limited number of only 1,000 copies in vinyl only and sold out completely on the first day already. It was followed by the release of It’s Not OK. This time, there were 5,000 copies available, all of them purchased within a week. After several months of numerous concerts given in many British cities, The Enemy released an extremely successful single, Away From Here, to grab the eighth position in the British charts in April 2007. Wasting not a single moment, the group presented their subsequent single, Had Enough, in July the same year to settle down on the fourth place in the same rating. A week later, The Enemy delivered their debut long player, We'll Live And Die In These Towns, to the British market. With the speed of light this record topped the national charts and remained the leader for fourteen weeks. Overall, the band sold almost half a million copies of this album. In November 2007, The Enemy played a number of gigs supporting Stereophonics and left for Japan, shortly afterwards. Having given several concerts there, the group closed the outstanding year with the final performance in London.

In January 2008, The Enemy won Best New Music granted by the XFM radio station, and were nominated to the Best New Band and the Best Album awards by the NME magazine. There came uneasy, yet glorious times for The Enemy. The tours seemed endless, whilst flights from country to country could drive anybody crazy. In July 2008, the musicians played brilliantly back home in Coventry in front of the crowd of ten thousand people. In August, Tom, Liam and Andy went on their first visit to the United States of America. The group participated in the big Lollapolla event in Chicago and then attended the Download Festival in New Jersey. After their debut album became available at the American market, the group’s fan army gained a considerable reinforcement. At the end of 2008, The Enemy returned to the studio to work on their sophomore full-length record. In 2009, they came back to the stage with another impressive Great Britain tour conducted in March and April, and also the release of the new album. Before that, they issued the single No Time For Tears. The album itself, entitled Music For the People, hit the stores in late April.

Studio Albums

The Enemy, Streets In The Sky mp3Streets In The Sky
English band The Enemy, performing a highly energetic music, enlarged its discography with the third studio attempt. The long play Streets In The Sky will be a honey pie for the lovers of clockwork rock
2012
  • Indie Rock
The Enemy, Music For The People mp3Music For The People
British indie-rock band The Enemy recorded the long-awaited second album Music For The People. On this disc, the artists made a feasible work over the sound and tried to get closer to the people in their lyrics
2009
    The Enemy, We'll Live and Die in These Towns mp3We'll Live and Die in These Towns
    The Enemy is probably the most efficient indie band among latter-day British rock stars. The band managed to tour the country for several times during one year and pave the way to success for their debut album We’ll Live And Die In These Towns
    2007
    • Britpop
    • Indie Rock
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