The Enemy Hit the Jackpot
U.K. trio the Enemy are the newest exports to look good on the dancefloor.
One to watch: The Enemy’s debut single sold out in rapid fashion, and was the first single released in 20 years on Stiff, the U.K. label that brought us Elvis Costello. The Coventry-based trio — Tom Clark, Liam Watts, and Andy Hopkins — storm through Clash-inspired, swaggering soundscapes, but theirs are a mite more danceable while still boasting lyrics just as cheeky (stylish new single “40 Days and 40 Nights” is about a boy with “one too many girlfriends”).
Though that song is de rigueur indie Brit rock, the band note via their website, “None of us own a cravat or pointy shoes.” And they make this sentiment clear in the video for “40 Days,” a modest, low-budget clip following the band as they perform in a living room, play pool, walk through various city scenes, and play the slots and hit the jackpot.
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On the Web:
The Enemy at myspace.com