SOURCE: Warner Bros. Records

June 09, 2008 09:00 ET

THE ENEMY U.K. Invade the USA; Debut Album on Warner Bros. Records Set for American Release; Stateside Tour Dates Confirmed

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - June 9, 2008) - One of the fastest rising stars on the UK rock scene, THE ENEMY U.K. has signed to Warner Bros. Records. The Coventry-based trio comprised of vocalist/guitarist Tom Clarke, bassist Andy Hopkins and drummer Liam Watts will release their debut album, WE'LL LIVE AND DIE IN THESE TOWNS, in America physically and digitally on August 5, 2008, to coincide with the band's first-ever American live shows.

THE ENEMY U.K. formed in early 2006, and had written, recorded and released their first independent single, "40 Days & 40 Nights" on the legendary Stiff Records by November that same year. Each of the members was just 18 years old at the time. From the onset, the band made it clear that their impact as a live attraction would not go unnoticed. The promise was kept and word quickly spread from their Midlands home base throughout the UK. A second single for Stiff, "It's Not OK," followed in February of 2007 to rave reviews, impressive sales and high profile support slots with the likes of Manic Street Preachers and Kasabian. Upon release of their third single "Away From Here," in April 2007, THE ENEMY U.K. had signed to Warner Bros. Records, entered the UK Singles charts at #8 and played a sold-out homecoming gig in Coventry on the same day.

In recent months, THE ENEMY U.K. have exploded in popularity at home and throughout Europe becoming a consistent mainstay in the pop charts with each new single release and winning a spate of Awards: "Best New Act" - Q Magazine Awards - Oct 2007, "Best British Debut Album of 2007 at the XFM Awards and "Best New Band" at the NME Awards in Feb 2008. Now, they have their sights fixed on America.

WE'LL LIVE AND DIE IN THESE TOWNS entered the UK album charts at #1. The band has toured extensively in Japan, Europe and the UK, and has already appeared on the cover of the NME an unprecedented 5 times. Get to know THE ENEMY U.K., infiltrating your town soon: Dates listed below.

Fri   Aug 1   Lollapalooza                        Chicago, IL
Sat   Aug 2   Download Festival                   Camden, NJ/Philly
Sun   Aug 3   Great Scott                         Boston, MA
Mon   Aug 4   Parc Jean Drapeau Osheaga Festival  Montreal, QC, CAN
Wed   Aug 6   Troubadour                          Los Angeles, CA
Thur  Aug 7   330 Ritch Street                    San Francisco, CA
Sat   Aug 9   TBC                                 TBC
Mon   Aug 11  Bowery Ballroom                     NYC

"This will be the genesis of a thousand bands in Britain, The Enemy are the sound of British Rock n Roll." - NME

THE ENEMY U.K. will be available for press.

www.theenemy.com

Contact Information

  • For further information contact:
    Rick Gershon
    Warner Bros. Records Publicity
    818-953-3473
    rick.gershon@wbr.com