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British indie band The Enemy, from the city of Coventry, released their debut album - "We'll Live and Die in These Towns" - on 9th July.



Tom Clarke (lead vocals (external - login to view), guitar (external - login to view))
Liam Watts (drums (external - login to view))
Andy Hopkins (bass guitar (external - login to view), backing vocals (external - login to view))


The Enemy are an English (external - login to view) rock (external - login to view) band (external - login to view) from Coventry (external - login to view), signed to Stiff Records (external - login to view) & managed by Grand Union Management.[1] (external - login to view) They gained acclaim when they where mentioned in NME (external - login to view) as a breakthrough act for 2007.

They recently supported The Fratellis (external - login to view), Kasabian (external - login to view), Ash (external - login to view) and Manic Street Preachers (external - login to view) on their UK tours.

They have since begun their own UK (external - login to view) tour and in-store signings to promote their current single, "Had Enough (external - login to view)", as well as their recently released album, We'll Live and Die in these Towns (external - login to view), which is out now.

The band were formerly known as Bridges and as Bridges they held the title of BBC Coventry & Warwickshire (external - login to view) Band of the Month in July 2005.

In 2006 the band were the opening act of the Godiva (external - login to view) festival (external - login to view), and will again be playing the event in July 2007, second headliners beneath the Super Furry Animals (external - login to view).



In June 2007, The Enemy played twice at the Glastonbury Festival (external - login to view). They played the 'Guardian lounge' on Saturday while on Sunday played on the much larger 'Other Stage'.

On July 9th, the day of release of the album, the band played a special set at HMV Oxford Street in London and in their home town Coventry, fans flocked to the stores on both days to grab a signed copy of the CD and Limited LP albums. This is not the first signing session the band has undertaken, they also held events for the release of their singles 'Away From Here' and 'Had Enough'. The dedication to their work and constant contact with their fanbase has made The Enemy one of the most popular new bands this year. The album 'We'll Live and Die in These Towns' is a serious contender along with New Young Pony Club's debut album Fantastic Playroom also out 9th July, to knock the Chemical Brother's fifth album 'We Are The Night' off the album chart top spot on 15th July.



Early album reviews have been very positive, comparing it to Oasis (external - login to view)' début CD, Definitely Maybe (external - login to view).

A low-quality version of the full album was leaked on 3 July (external - login to view), containing demo and non-album versions of particular songs.

Track Listing
  1. Aggro
  2. Away From Here (external - login to view)
  3. Pressure
  4. Had Enough (external - login to view)
  5. We'll Live and Die In These Towns
  6. You're Not Alone
  7. It's Not OK (external - login to view)
  8. Technodanceaphobic
  9. 40 Days & 40 Nights
  10. This Song
  11. Happy Birthday Jane
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The album cover

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