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.
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on the bbc
Minute by minute report, via text message, by the BBC's Kate Lawrence.
- 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.
- 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!
- 20.15 - I would do a celeb check around the venue but I'm sticking at the front - sorry.
- 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...
- 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
- 20.27 - Someone in the audience is obviously winding Tom up a bit,a daft idea in a venue the size of a posh person's lounge. Tom has words (and a gesture).
- 20.30 - Tom is playing his guitar so vigorously he succeeds in breaking it in the middle of 'Techno' but a speedy roadie is on the case. Phew!
- 20.32 - This time it's karaoke with arms aloft and jumping about for 'Had Enough'.
- 20.34 - The cameramen have put their wet weather covers on. It's raining lager at the Barfly everyone. It's good for your hair apparently...
- 20.40 - It's time to reflect as Tom straps on the acoustic guitar for 'We Live and Die...' He lets the willing crowd lead the vocal for this heartfelt rendition
- 20.46 - Tom says it's the last song NO! It's Not OK! (See what I did there?)
- 20.55 - It's time for 'You're Not Alone' and I sense the crowd know it as the room jumps up and down in unison to this classic anthem.
- 21.03 - With a simple 'Cheers' from Tom they leave the stage. The silence is deafening. Eventually the music over the tannoy confirms the worst but thanks for a cracking night.
also at bbc electric proms
- Performed alongside The Enemy:
- Mark Ronson with special guests and the BBC Concert Orchestra
- Paul McCartney
- Kaiser Chiefs via David Arnold
- Bloc Party
- Ray Davies and friends
- Agaskodo Teliverek
- Ben Westbeech
- Basquiat Strings
- The Beatles: Help!
- Bob Dylan: The Other Side of the Mirror
- Breed 77
- Charlie Louvin
- The Chemical Brothers
- Cold War Kids
- The Coral
- Daft Punk: Electroma
- Duke Special
- Durrty Goodz
- Edwyn Collins
- The Enemy
- The Flaming Lips:
UFOs at the Zoo
- Kano presents London Town
- Kid Harpoon
- Noah and the Whale
- Once in a Blue Moon:
A tribute to Lal Waterson
- The Metros
- New Cassettes
- Radio Luxembourg
- Reverend and the Makers
- The Riff Raff and Riz MC
- Sam Isaac
- Sigur Rós: Heima
- SOIL & "PIMP" SESSIONS with Jamie Cullum
- Taio Cruz