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Enemies are back. Yay. But they’ve announced they’re breaking up. Boo. It’s hard to know quite how to feel listening to ‘itsallwaves’, the opening track of the Kilcoole, Wicklow, band’s third – and final – album, Valuables (artwork above). It’s emotional. It’s anthemic. Reading the band’s statement, however, makes you feel like it’s for the […]


It’s a busy time in the Enemies camp at the moment: They’ve just released a video for ‘Love Unlimited’, off their second album Embark, Embrace, they play Electric Picnic over the weekend, they’re repressing their debut album and then they’re off on a tour of Asia. ASIA! OK firstly, the new video was directed by […]

Enemies were in the Pavilion in Cork on Saturday night, May 18, to showcase new album Embark, Embrace. Their last gig in the city, as they acknowledge tonight, was in Cyprus Avenue on a Sunday a couple of months ago and there were only a handful of people there. It’s better in the Pavilion, but […]

Some nice festival news today. Body & Soul, which takes place in Ballinlough Castle, Co Westmeath, on June 21-23, has added James ‘I’m not getting LCD Soundsystem back together’ Murphy and Nicolas Jaar to its already pretty deadly lineup. Murphy will be doing a DJ set while Jaar will be doing a live set. His […]

They’re just back from what sounded like a pretty extensive EU tour with Croupier, and Enemies have decided to give us another taster of their second album Embark, Embrace, due out next month. ‘Executive Cut’ is our first new Enemies track since ‘Indian Summer’, which arrived, obviously, last August. This new track features Cast of […]

This gig was only announced last week. Short turnaround to let all of Cork know they should come out and see two of the best rock bands in Ireland play together on the one stage. The mighty Enemies are headlining Cyprus Avenue on Sunday, February 24, and we can expect to hear ‘Indian Summer’, their […]

Kool Thing The Berlin-based Dublin/Australian trio Kool Thing had a pretty good 2012, releasing a few singles, a digital EP of remixes and winning lots of new fans with their live show. They ooze cool – I mean look at that photo up there! Theirs is a laid-back, dark and sometimes intimidating sound, but one […]

For Record Store Day last Saturday, Richter Collective’s Enemies released a 7″ of ‘Coco et Moi’ and ‘Robert Reid’. The tracks are as good as anything on the Wicklow four-piece’s debut album and are still available to buy over at the label’s online store. I got mine. It’s rather lovely. The videos were shot by […]

In spite of the fact that Ireland is broke, its music scene has never been healthier. Or generous. Seemingly every day, there is something new on offer from Irish bands that stops me in my (browsing) tracks. Obviously Bandcamp and Soundcloud have made things easier for bands to put whatever they want out there, but […]

Why can’t all new Irish bands make videos as good as ‘Screwdriver’? The video above was made by the Dublin band’s bassist Graham Holbrook with a little bit of help from the other lookers. The Looks’ second single is out in April and it’s going to be one of those double a-side deals, which show […]