Kilcoole, County Wicklow
Enemies formed in 2007 in the small east coast village of Kilcoole, Ireland. With their roots buried deep in DIY culture, the band have spent their seven years together writing, recording, producing and releasing their own records and booking tours with the international support of The Richter Collective (EU) , Topshelf Records (US) and Stiff Slack Records (JP). In those seven years the band have toured America, Europe & Asia, released two highly acclaimed full length albums and three EP's.
In 2013 Enemies released their sophomore album entitled Embark, Embrace. The title being a pillar of the bands mind frame at the time, the idea to do as much as possible within their capabilities and beyond. This record sees a considerable shift in their musical style, incorporating pop and electronic influences, along with (for the first time) scattered vocals, under the broader themes of escape and re invigoration. The record was recorded in the first two months of the year in The Meadow Studios and features guest performances from Conor Adams of The Cast Of Cheers, Heathers & more. By March the band had tours booked for America, Japan, Hong Kong, China, Philippines & Europe, with sold out shows in Tokyo, New York, Osaka & Nagoya.
With the amicable departure of drummer Oisin Trench from Enemies in November of 2013, remaining members Lewis Jackson, Mark O’ Brien & Eoin Whitfield set out to find a new drummer and get back to work on new material. Now with 2014 well under way, the band have spent the last 5 months building their live show with new drummer Michael Quinn, working on future releases and booking tours for later this year.