THE ENEMY return to WARNER Records, with whom they released their debut album, in 2007, to release their eagerly anticipated 4th studio album. All previous three Albums have charted in the Top Ten, with debut album ‘We’ll Live And Die In These Towns’ reaching number 1 and going double platinum! They’ve won numerous awards and headlined many stages across the UK, rapidly selling out venues and gaining a solid live following.
Still only in their mid-to-late 20s, and younger than the bands they emerged with – and outsold – they’re readying their most ambitious record, ‘It’s Automatic’, for release this October. “We’ve been working on it for a long time,” says Tom. “It’s a fucking great record. It was difficult to make but not in a bad way. To people who are still living in 2007 it’ll be a shock but to us it’s a natural progression.”
The birth of the record came when the band were on tour in Scotland, and the evolved Tom was having a crisis of identity. “I sat Andy down and said, ‘Mate, I don’t wanna make another Enemy record. I’m bored. We’ve nailed what we do, I wanna go and do solo stuff and make music like the music I listen to.’ And he said, ‘So do I.’ So we decided to take a leap of faith together.” Tom warns that there’s a possibility people won’t get it. “But the songs are some of the best I’ve ever written, the production is brilliant and you have to put the fear behind you,” he says, with defiance.