Hailing from the small village of Kilcoole on the east coast of Ireland, Enemies spent the latter years of the 2000s honing a unique style of intricate, instrumental, technicolour guitar music. With the release of debut album ‘We’ve Been Talking’ in 2009, the band staked their claim as heavy hitters on the international math/post-rock scene. Prior to the album’s release, the band had been signed to Japanese label Machupicchu Industries and had toured Japan in support of math-rock royalty Toe.
Listen here to Enemies album We’ve Been Talking in full:
A statement from Enemies
What started this whole reunion idea? It’s simple: we missed having fun with each other. We missed our friendships, our laughter, our flow, our songs. We missed the goofy, hyperactive energy that we felt when we jammed in a room together.
In short, we missed our band.
With maturity, time and distance we’ve developed a heightened appreciation for the chemistry between the four of us, and just how special it was. We were lucky to find each other in 2007, and to create that kind of joyous noise together. We decided to see how it would feel to hang out and play those songs again; without any of the agendas or pressures that broke us apart. To go back to basics. Playing together, just for fun. Hanging out and being dumb friends again.
A Dublin show — and more importantly a Button Factory show — feels like an exciting way to get back to this thing. A way to get back in front of those who still celebrate and throw love towards our weird little band.
We can’t wait to see you again.
Eoin, Lewis, Mark and Oisín x
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