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1) The Enemy are a three piece band from, contrary to popular belief, Kenilworth, Leamington and Coventry. Their debut album - “We’ll Live And Die In These Towns” - was released on the 9th of July 2007. This went straight to number one in the UK. Since the band headlined the NME “Rock N Roll Riot” tour supported by The Wombats and Lethal Bizzle. In March/April the band conducted their first tour, playing two sold out nights at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

The next single released was ‘We’ll Live and Die In These Towns’, which is the title track from the album. The single was released on 3 December 2007.

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2) The Enemy is a New Zealand band that was a predecessor to Toy Love and Tall Dwarfs and other lo-fi madness.

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3) The Enemy is an underground artist.

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4) The Enemy Is one of three members that make up Evol Intent a Drum and Bass group from Atlanta. The enemy has released many of his own tracks on similar record labels including Evol’s own record label.

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5) The Enemy were a punk rock band from Washington. They released two 7” records on the King Tut label in the late seventies.

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6)The Enemy formed in early 1980 in their local youth club, with several changes of personnel before they stabilized the following year as Mark Woodhouse (vocals), Steve “Mez” Mellors (guitar), Steve O’Donnell (bass), and Mark Herrington (drums).[1] They played their first gig at Woodlands Youth Centre, and landed a support slot on Anti Pasti’s gig in Huddersfield.[1] They recorded their first single, “50,000 Dead” at Old Cottage Studios in Derby, releasing it on their own Tin Tin label.[1] The single was quite successful and led to the band being signed to Fall Out Records, debuting on the label with “Fallen Hero” in May 1982, which reached number 44 in the UK Indie Chart.[1] “Fallen Hero”, an anti-war song, was also included on the Punk and Disorderly volume 2 compilation which reached the indie top 10. The band’s third single was less successful, and Mellor was replaced by Kevin Lamb of local punk band Total Loss, who livened up the band’s live performances.[1]

Debut album Gateway to Hell was issued in 1983 to much critical acclaim and respectable sales. Herrington left the band before the album was released, to be replaced by Dave Hill.[1] The band toured around Britain in support of the album, but were dropped by Fall Out, and moved to the local Rot label (run by Riot Squad’s Dunk) for their next single, “Last But Not Least”, which was followed by an album of the same name (now featuring a fifth member, lead guitarist Phil Maw), with tracks split between a live recording from The Bierkeller in Leeds and studio tracks recorded at Cargo Studios in Rochdale.[1] The album turned out to be The Enemy’s final release, with disappointing sales and musical differences prompting the band to call it a day.[1]

Drummer Dave Herrington is still involved in music, having worked with Apes Pigs & Spacemen, Neil Finn, and Johnny Marr, and as a member of Arnold.[1]

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7)The Enemy is the most recent side project of musician David Thrussell of Snog, the album ‘We Are The Enemy’ was released in 2007.

Edited by MafCallow on 14 Oct 2009, 16:31

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