Our first show announcement of the year! We are thrilled to announce we will be playing this years Arc Tangent with so many of our friends. We hope to see you all there. Lewis, Eoin & Mark x
We are thrilled to introduce you to, our new, insanely talented drummer - Micheál Quinn. As you can see he’s a little nervous so please make him feel at home.
We have some shows and possibly a tour to announce in the coming months so keep an eye out. Also we’ve been working on some new material that is extremely exciting to us.
Watch this space - Lewis, Mark, Eoin & Micheál.
We are very excited for our final show of 2013 this Saturday in the Button Factory w/ TVVINS. Tickets are still available for €8 from our online store - http://enemies.bigcartel.com/product/enemies-guestlist-passes.
See you all soon x
This November we will part ways with our pal, brother & drummer - Oisin Trench. For reasons stated below Oisin has decided to leave Enemies at the end of this year.
We only wish him the very best in the future and can’t stress enough that this was a mutual parting.
I can safely say we have learnt a lot from him over the years and we look forward to hearing what he does next.
Don’t be a stranger. Lewis, Mark & Eoin.
As some already know, I’ve decided to depart from Enemies. It’s something I’ve been thinking about for a while now, and it couldn’t be a decision made lightly. There’s no animosity here, there are a few reasons I’ve decided to leave, but for the most part I just felt it was time for something else. The last seven or so years with the band have given me some incredible opportunities playing both with and to some amazing people in some amazing places. It was a slog at times, but one I’ll never look back on with anything but fondness. I’d like to thank everyone who came and listened, all who supported us, and most of all I’d like to thank the three other lads. It’s been banter, gents…
Following their extensive ‘Embark, Embrace’ tour (spanning Asia, America and Europe), the Wicklow math-pop quartet will return to Galway’s Roisín Dubh and Dublin’s Button Factory for their final shows of 2013.
Admission for Galway is free, while special Button Factory pre-sale guest passes go on sale this Wednesday 6th November for just €5 each (from 2pm, available for 24hrs only). Following this, full-price €8 passes will be on sale.
Get your passes at: http://enemies.bigcartel.com/product/enemies-guestlist-passes
Support on both nights comes from Tvvins.
Praise for Enemies’ latest album, ‘Embark, Embrace’:
Hotpress Magazine - ★★★★
"Embark, Embrace sees Enemies buck that difficult second album syndrome with glee.
Over the course of ten tracks they announce their return in a mesmerising fashion.”
The Irish Times ★★★★
"An impressively pitched, precisely paced and downright enjoyable soundtrack to the summer"
State Magazine ★★★★
"They climb with confidence, no safety net in place, unafraid to fall."
RTE TEN ★★★★
"Inhale that golden scent of adventure. Enemies turn up the ambition and the energy on their great second album"
"Embark, Embrace has been a joy to listen to; an album which flows beautifully, and causes extreme excitement.
As members of prolific Irish bands in the last few years, The Cast Of Cheers and Adebisi Shank, Conor Adams and Lar Kaye still found time recently to get involved or start other projects. Adams with Dave Green as Charmers, a muscular rock project which played their last gig for quite a while in Granby Park over the weekend at Minimum Maximum and Kaye, as both a solo artist and as a member of Sargent House-signed synth-rock heft-merchants No Spill Blood.
The pair obviously have other avenues they want to explore and the outcome is tvvins – a new band which is primarily characterised by synthetic or treated vocals – vocoder, talkbox and Autotune-style effects and production that features the energetic pace of ’80s electro pop and the spirit of anthemic rock of that same era.
‘Two Worlds’ is the band’s first song they’re letting out onto the world ahead of their debut live gig at Hard Working Class Heroes (midnight at Bad Bobs on Saturday October 5th). The song features a kinship with the palette of Justin Vernon when he’s singing on Kanye’s tracks, tropical-leaning guitar pop arrangements, synth stabs and thoroughly live band drums. It’s the B-side of another song coming called ‘You Better’.
Listen to Tvvins: https://soundcloud.com/tvvvvins/two-worlds