Enemies album launch at The Button Factory – Photos & Review

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enemies-button-factory-may-2013-57Enemies celebrated the release of  “Embark, Embrace”, their latest album, with a gig in The Button Factory last Saturday, May 25th. The album was released under their own label Heavyweight Records.

The band’s previous release gig was Upstairs at Whelan’s, a few years ago. Since then, Enemies established themselves as a top Irish band, while their fan base grew steadily.

In February and March this year, Enemies went on a European tour with Croupier for a whole month. The tour took them through Ireland, UK, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Italy, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark and The Netherlands.

The gig, like the album, had many remarkable musicians as guests. The set started with the great tune “Nighthawks”, one of the tracks on “Embark, Embrace”, performed together with twin sisters Ellie and Louise Macnamara from Dublin band Heathers.

The second track moved the focus away from the new album to “Coco Et Moi”, a track released two years ago on the homonymous EP. Harry Burton of Croupier joined the band on keyboards for a couple of the tunes. The band also had Conor Adams (The Cast Of Cheers / Charmers), Oisin Murphy (Croupier) and a couple of other guests.

“Indian Summer” and “Northwest” (feat. Oisin Murphy) were two of the songs that the fans seemed to enjoy the most.

The whole album is a solid display of melodic instrumental tunes. The use of two sets of drums on some tunes adds an extra bit of energy to the already vibrant set of songs.

Listen to Enemies’ new 10 track album “Embark, Embrace” on Soundcloud.

Photos by Tudor Marian


Lucy Ivan

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