The Enemy were an English rock band from Coventry who formed in 2006 and consisted of Tom Clarke, Liam Watts and Andy Hopkins.The band found their feet gigging the Coventry circuit in the early days of their formation, Hopkins and Watts originate from Coventry whilst Clarke is from neighbouring Birmingham. In 2006 they opened the Godiva Festival and progressed to headliners two years later. The band were given a lot of attention ahead of their debut album release, with NME tipping them as ones to watch for 2007. They were soon recruited by indie heavyweights such as Oasis, The Fratellis, Kasabian and Manic Street Preachers as support acts for their tours.
This simply elevated their reputation further and landed the band slots at Glastonbury festival and T in the Park that summer, where they headlined the Futures stage. The debut album ‘We’ll Live And Die In These Towns’ was released in the summer of 2007 and topped the UK charts. The successes continued in 2008 as the boys sold out two nights at the Ricoh Arena in their hometown of Coventry and also headlined the 30,000 capacity Godiva Festival. The second album ‘Music for the People’ debuted at #2 on the UK charts behind Bob Dylan.
After intense touring to promote the second album, the band took respite for two years to begin planning a follow-up, only breaking their silence to play a handful of secret shows. ‘Streets in the Sky’ came in 2012 and the band performed two shows at The Kasbah in Coventry on the day of release.
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