Kilcoole, Ireland’s Enemies will be touring the Northeast this fall in support of their recently released Topshelf Records LP, Embark, Embrace. The 5 date mini tour includes two Brooklyn area CMJ performances, the first at Topshelf Records FREE all-ages show on 10/18 with The Jazz June, and the second at the label’s official sold-out CMJ showcase on October 19 with Braid, The Jazz June and more.
The album’s title Embark, Embrace comes from the band’s decision to set aside careers & college degrees and focus on touring as much as possible — an opportunity that has not been available to the band until now.
A music video for the track “Indian Summer” can be seen here:
Listen to Enemies on Bandcamp: http://enemiesmusic.bandcamp.com.
What others are saying about Enemies:
“There is literally something for everyone on this record…will continuously surprise and impress you if given the proper attention. Enemies have embarked on a new adventure with their music, and I urge to come along for the ride.”- Absolutepunk.net
“…essential listening…”- Alreadyheard.com
“ ..impressively pitched, precisely paced and downright enjoyable…”- Irish Times
Enemies formed in the summer of 2007 within a thriving Do-It-Yourself music scene in Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow. In Spring 2008, Enemies released their debut EP Alpha Waves which led to Japanese labels Machu Picchu Industries and Stiff Slack Records picking up the band for releases. A two-week tour of Japan followed in which the band played sold-out shows in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Kyoto.
In June 2010, Enemies released their debut LP We’ve Been Talking on extremely reputable indie labels Richter Collective (IRL) and Stiff Slack Records (Japan). We’ve Been Talking featured pressings of the band’s own unique take on instrumental rock, one which is nuanced yet clear cut, melodic yet ferocious and energetic yet emotive. The band spent the following two years touring We’ve Been Talking throughout Europe and Asia.
Enemies: Lewis Jackson (guitar), Mark O’Brien (bass/vocals), Oisin McMahon Trench (drums) and Eoin Whitfield (guitar, vocals & additional drums).