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A return to form
on 8 March 2016
After a disappointing second album which sounded almost like a tribute record due to certain tracks on it which were very close to what I would describe as sounding almost identical to established, stone-cold anthems by Blur and Pulp, three-piece indie rock band The Enemy delivered the goods once again with 'Streets in the Sky' in 2012.
These young lads, whose sound could well be described as very much like 'The Jam for a new generation', gave us another solid collection of raw, punchy, in-your-face modern indie rock treasures. Highlights include the catchy, anthem-like single 'Saturday', which should have seen some chart action, '1-2-3-4', and 'Get Up And Dance'. Perhaps it lacks the freshness and creativity of their debut album 'We'll Live and Die In These Towns', which remained their best record, but much of the material on here still sounds exciting.
For a modern, unquestionably British rock album, I'd recommend 'Streets In The Sky' to you. It has shades of The Jam, The Buzzcocks, and some early Oasis going on. The artwork is wonderful, but the music contained inside is really great fun.