Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Enemy

The Enemy are an English rock band formed in Coventry[1] in 2006, signed to Warner Music Group (UK). In June 2007, The Enemy played twice at Glastonbury Festival, first in the 'Guardian Lounge' on Saturday and then the much larger 'Other Stage' on Sunday. They also headlined on the Saturday night of T in the Park in the 'Futures' tent on 7 July 2007. The band's debut album We'll Live and Die in These Towns (2007) went straight to Number 1 in the UK Albums chart on release. In the United States they are marketed as The Enemy UK. Their song "Be Somebody" is currently used for the title sequence of ITV's FA Cup football coverage.

Drummer Liam Watts and bass player Andy Hopkins originate from Coventry, while frontman/multi-instrumentalist Tom Clarke is originally from Birmingham. Clarke and Hopkins attended Finham Park Secondary School in the south west of the city, while Watts studied at Cardinal Newman secondary school.

The Enemy met their original manager, John Dawkins, because Watts' aunt worked with one of Dawkins' family members. Dawkins asked producer Matt Terry to do him a favor and give the band cheap studio time. Terry then produced their first set of three songs: 'Heart Attack', 'Had Enough' and '40 Days and 40 Nights'. Dawkins then forwarded the demos to David Bianchi at A&R Warner.

In 2006 the band were the opening act at Coventry's Godiva Festival, and again played the event in July 2007 as second headliners beneath the Super Furry Animals. In 2008 they were the headline act in front of 10,000 fans.

Band's line-up

As of 2009, The Enemy is composed of:

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