Coventry rockers The Enemy are heading north to Manchester on May 23, to promote their new album Streets in the Sky.
The 12-track record, recorded with The Bronx’s Joby Ford, is the band’s third album since they first got together back in 2006.
The midland lads became poster boys for the young and restless when they exploded on to the scene six years ago, channelling their anti-establishment frustration into bold riffs and rowdy anthems made to be chanted in sweaty nightclubs up and down the country.
Urban discontent was the theme of their 2007 debut album We’ll live and die in these towns, featuring hit tracks including ‘Away from here’, ‘Had enough’ and ‘Aggro’.
Two albums down the line and The Enemy have lost none of the catchy rowdiness, but the anthems are more complex, the riffs more subtle, the overall vibe less obviously lairy.
New single ‘Gimme the sign’, released a few months ago as a free download on their website www.theenemy.com, rants against pseudo-rappers rather then the establishment at large.
So if you fancy getting worked up and rocking out this Wednesday, head down to Manchester Academy.
MM will be there…. In the meantime, check out the video for ‘Gimme the sign’ below: