Coventry indie trio The Enemy will be calling it a day this autumn as they embark on their final tour before laying the band to rest.
The farewell tour comes shortly after the release of their 4th LP It’s Automatic, released in October 2015. Although the album received some positive reviews, the band point toward a lack of public interest in their music, sparking the farewell tour and eventual demise of the band this October. The tour will serve as a fitting curtain call for the band – bowing out in good spirits, rather than forcing future records that may go on to populate the indie landfill.
The Enemy were at the forefront of a mid 2000s indie sound thanks to their successful debut We’ll Live And Die In These Towns which rocketed straight to number 1 in the UK albums chart. The album’s timing was key to its success. In 2007, a football terrace compatible indie sound was experiencing substantial success thanks to emergence of the Arctic Monkeys who has just released their second record Favourtite Worst Nightmare. With three more full length efforts to go with the debut, the Coventry lads will have a multitude of anthems to chose from as they embark on their final stretch of shows this Sept and October.
Tickets for their show at O2 Academy Liverpool September 9th are on sale. Get out your best track suit jacket on and stick your collar up; The Enemy’s final few shows are sure to be an occasion.
Words by Elliot Ryder
Photos courtesy of The Enemy