'Streets in the Sky' Tour Hits Grand Pier!
The Enemy will be kicking up a storm with their anthem-style rock at the Grand Pier this September. Having previously supported Oasis on their final UK dates, the band sold out the Ricoh arena in their home town of Coventry and are now embarking on a tour with their third album, ‘Streets in the Sky’.
Frontman Tom Clark, bassis Andy Hopkins and drummer Liam Watts are back with a ferocious, guitar-heavy sound. The band, with Jhob J Ford from The Bronx on producing duties, have been in LA rediscovering the DNA that helped a young three-piece from the West Midlands explode into the charts in 2006.
From an initial 30 tracks they have been whittling down, chopping up and polishing songs which has unearthed an explosive collection of new material. They have dipped back into the rich songwriting vein that presented a raft of indie singalong hits such as ‘Had Enough’, ‘Away From Here’ and ‘Be Somebody’. It is expected that their new single ‘Saturday’ will be a massive UK hit upon release.
The Antics hail from the Midlands and are currently writing and recording their debut album. Like all great British guitar bands, The Antics were born in a grotty, filth-infested room above a pub. They sound like a bare-knuckle fist fight between Primal Scream and Norman Cook, with The Charlatans and The Happy Mondays in the background. Their ambition is to combine huge guitars and dance-inspired beats with poignant lyrical content and catchy, sing-along melodies.
The lads cite their main influences as The Rapture,The Smiths, The Cult, Primal Scream, The Streets, The Happy Mondays, beer, football and Atomic Kitten.
Previously, The Antics were asked by Guinness to play in Belfast to celebrate Arthurs Day, and were asked by Adidas to support The Enemy at The Exchange in Leamington. They have also played at the Capital FM Arena with Greg James, Tinchy Stryder, Modestep and Pendulum.
Support will also be provided by East-London band, Dexters. Sounding like a cross between The Clash, The Jam and The La’s they have the infectious energy and big tunes to match.