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the enemy


Thursday 25 October

Coventry three-piece The Enemy were hailed by the NME as "the sound of British rock n’ roll", with their debut album 'We’ll live and die in these towns' claiming the number 1 spot on the UK charts this year. They brought their intelligent song writing and infectious hooks to Camden's Barfly.


Sorry, we were only able to keep performance videos online for a week after the festival. But you can still watch an interview with Tom from the band.

on the bbc

Radio 1
  • Radio 1
  • Radio 1 hosted The Enemy as part of Zane Lowe's show

what happened

Minute by minute report, via text message, by the BBC's Kate Lawrence.

  1. 20.00 - The tiny Barfly stage is overrun with roadies who remove Hadouken!'s kit and make the stage all of 10 inches bigger for The Enemy's arrival.
  2. 20.11 - The set lists have been sellotaped down and the fans at the front push to get a photo. It can't be long before the Coventry heroes come on woo hoo!
  3. 20.15 - I would do a celeb check around the venue but I'm sticking at the front - sorry.
  4. 20.15 - Huw Stephens is back... "Who'd have thought a band this big would be playing a place this size?" And to the sound of The Specials the boys swagger on...
  5. 20.21 - It's like a karaoke night as they open with 'Away From Here' "Last time we played Brixton Academy but this is much better!" says Tom

audience reviews

Proud to come from the same city as these guys - mega band!!Looking forward to new stuff!!

I was right at the front for this historic gig. Stuff Paul McCartney - these guys are the future of British rock and were brilliant last night. Can't wait for some new material from them - they reminded everyone just how much songwriting talent there is in this country.Excellent - cheers guys!

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    Performed alongside The Enemy:
  • Hadouken

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