British rock band The Enemy will part ways following a farewell tour.
Formed in 2006, the indie band is comprised of frontman Tom Clarke, drummer Liam Watts and bass player Andy Hopkins.
But Tom has now confirmed that the band will be over following a six-date trek, which is set to be announced on Monday (11Apr16). He explained the decision was mostly down to lack of coverage in the media and on radio, plus his own battle with depression, which he revealed in 2014.
"Sadly funding and releasing records just isn't possible without support and exposure from radio," he writes on the band's Facebook page. "This frustrates and saddens me in equal measure. While this is the main reason it has to be said it's not the only one. Health issues for myself and one of us becoming a proud father are amongst some of the others.
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British Actress Sheridan Smith Has Allegedly Ended Her Summer Fling With The Enemy Rocker Andy Hopkins After Declaring Herself "Single" On Social Media.
The Quartet star is said to have reached out to Andy on Twitter.com after being introduced by the bassist's brother, who is pals with Sheridan. They reportedly enjoyed a series of dates over the past few weeks, but Sheridan has made it clear any romantic relationship they may have had is now over.
She took to Twitter.com on Monday (05Oct15) and revealed she is excited to throw herself into her work in a new stage revival of Funny Girl in London later this year (15).
"Single!!!!," she tweeted. "bring on funny girl, who's coming???!! Can't wait xxx."
Continue reading: Actress Sheridan Smith And Rocker Andy Hopkins Split - Report
The Enemy Rocker Andy Hopkins Is Fielding Medical Advice From Fans Online After Suffering A Spider Bite.
The British bassist conducted a Twitter chat with followers on Wednesday (02Sep15) and after wrapping up the question and answer session, he revealed he had been a little distracted worrying about the blotchy red injury.
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The Libertines' first reunion gig in London for four years was a critical success but the crowd were particularly badly behaved. The band's performance was interrupted two songs in by a crowd surge and the concert managers were forced to ask the crowd to stop throwing fireworks at the beginning of the set.
The Libertines' first reunion gig on English soil got off to a rocky start when overzealous fans surged towards the stage whilst the band performed at the British Summer Time gig in Hyde Park, London. This is the first time in four years the group has performed in the capital and their appearance has been praised by critics.
Pete Doherty performing with The Libertines in Glasgow last week.
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The singer has been struck down with a "serious" stomach ailment and has been advised by medics to rest up, prompting the Away From Here hitmakers to cancel their show at The Sugarmill in Stoke-on-Trent.
In a Twitter.com post on Monday evening, the apologetic stars write, "Regrettably we're sorry to announce that Tom's very unwell and won't be able to perform tonight in Stoke.
Continue reading: The Enemy Axe Gig Over Illness
Former New York Times critic/columnist Frank Rich, who now writes for New York magazine, has become the latest to lay into Meet the Press host David Gregory for his accusatory question directed at Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald who released the Edward Snowden leaks about American espionage. On Sunday's telecast, Gregory asked, To the extent that you have aided and abetted Snowden, even in his current movements, why shouldn't you, Mr. Greenwald, be charged with a crime? Acknowledging that Gregory probably didn't mean to sound like Joe McCarthy (with a splash of the oiliness of Roy Cohn) but was only playing the part to make some noise, Rich Nevertheless noted that the Washington Post had published additional leaks by Snowden but that Gregory made no mention of them. Presumably if Gregory had been around 40 years ago, he also would have accused the Times of aiding and abetting The Enemy when it published Daniel Ellsberg's massive leak of the Pentagon Papers, he wrote. (Some have defended Gregory by saying he was simply posing a question and not expressing an opinion. If so, others have responded, he ought to have followed universal journalistic practice by asking, Critics have accused you of aiding and abetting Snowden by acting as his conduit, and they have called for you to be prosecuted. How would you respond to them?) In his column Rich asks, Is David Gregory a journalist? As a thought experiment, name one piece of news he has broken, one beat he's covered with distinction, and any memorable interviews he's conducted. And in a final zinger, Rich suggests that NBC move Gregory from Meet the Press to Today, where he can speak truth to power by grilling Paula Deen.
Lady Gaga is releasing a new single, 'Partynauseous', with Kendrick Lamar next month.
Lady GaGa is releasing a new track, 'Partynauseous', next month.
The song is a collaboration between the 'Born This Way' hitmaker and rap star Kendrick Lamar.
She tweeted: ''I am so excited to announce that a record I've been working on has now become a collaboration with Kendrick Lamar for HIS ALBUM (sic).
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Four years ago, The Enemy headlined 6 nights at the London Astoria. The trio's residency was a massive thing at the time; having been dubbed the next big thing and having number 1 album, 'We'll Live And Die In These Towns', The Enemy had the world at their Coventry feet. There's always a danger in quick success and The Enemy were a victim that. Their second album was not as well accepted. 'Music For The People' was just that, well it was meant it be in it's political slurs about a failing democracy, getting out the city and the nation's girls all working on checkouts. Though all the ranting sounds good on paper, some of the ideas proved too big and it was nowhere near as well executed as it could've been. They didn't need to come with a political drive to grab attention because everyone was still very much focused on them.
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Bjork likens her Biophilia album to the punk movement, because it puts technology and music back in the hands of the user.
Bjork likens her Biophilia album to the punk movement.
The eccentric singer has released her latest album 'Biophilia' as a series of interactive mobile applications, and believes by giving the listener the ability to manipulate the experience of the music she has set them free and broken boundaries, much like punk music did in the 70s.
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Charlie Simpson launched his debut solo album 'Young Pilgrim' with a concert in London last night (16.08.11).
Charlie Simpson launched his debut solo album 'Young Pilgrim' in London last night (16.08.11).
The Fightstar rocker played a show at the city's Borderline venue where he performed most of the tracks from his first record, which showcases a more folk and Americana influenced sound.
Backed by band of five musicians, Charlie played tracks including recent single 'Parachutes', 'Down Down Down' and 'Cemetery'.
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The Enemy The Enemy Live at Heaton Park supporting Oasis. 06/06/09. Photo Credit: Nick Pickles.