Kilcoole, County Wicklow
Enemies formed in the summer of 2007 in the village of Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow which has been a epicentre for DIY independent music in Ireland over the last few years with bands like Adebisi Shank, Kidd Blunt and Heathers first forging their sound in the area.
In Spring 2008, encouraged by that burgeoning local scene, Enemies released their debut EP Alpha Waves which led to two Japanese labels Machu Picchu Industries and Stiff Slack picking up the band for releases. A two-week tour of Japan followed in which they played sold-out shows in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Kyoto.
Back closer to home, the band played gigs in the UK and Ireland on bills with bands like And So I Watch You From Afar, Bats, Not Squares, Marvins Revolt and Blakfish. The quartet followed their debut EP with a free double-A side single.
In June 2010, Enemies released their debut LP. Released by Richter Collective in the UK & Ireland and Stiff Slack in Japan, We've Been Talking features pressings of the band's own unique take on instrumental rock, one which is nuanced yet clear cut, melodic yet ferocious and energetic yet emotive.
After the success of the band's debut album We've Been Talking, Wicklow, Ireland-based instrumental four-piece Enemies released a limited edition 7” vinyl featuring the songs 'Coco Et Moi' and 'Robert Reid'. The Vinyl was released on clear vinyl with 250 copies available in Ireland and 250 in Japan. This limited edition vinyl was released on April 16th for Record Store Day.
The 7” is a succinct release showcasing Enemies' masterly use of post-rock vernacular as a template for sustained moments of jubilance.