Ronan here, back with a vengeance!! It's been a while since we posted a blog. Apologies for this. But we're back. Lots of news but, where to start?!
It's been an eventful few months. After our crazy and awesome adventures in the US we came home to Ireland, took some time off and regrouped in early May.
Being an independent band, we have and continue to finance everything ourselves and the reality of a four week tours of the States, while eventful, prosperous and fruitful in many ways, came at a price.
Our drummer and bass player called it a day and so we had to wish them all the best.
Captain Hook himself has relocated to Canada after securing another series on Once Upon A Time, and unfortunately couldn't commit to playing with the band anymore. But not before he laid down some cool guitar licks, kick ass vocals and sweet sweet ukulele on our album tracks!!
So myself and Johnny started re-learning our songs acoustically and started playing some little two piece gigs before hitting the studio again to continue recording SOUNDS BIG ON THE RADIO.
After bumping into some old friends we decided to release the single SMILE with all proceeds going to the fabulous charity Down Syndrome Ireland, who we are delighted to support and continue to affiliate with.
A call out of the blue one day presented us with a new rhythm section in Dazzy Oglesby (royseven) on drums and John Boy Berkley on Bass.
So we hit the rehearsal room and we clicked in an instant.
We'd been invited to perform at Scotland's Go North festival in Inverness so the following week we arrived in the north highlands with the new line up.
After a rapturous response at our 30 minute show we got approached by some important industry people and a week later we sign with LA based agency A&R Worldwide. Responsible for breaking acts like Adele, Muse and Coldplay we set about working closely to get The Enemies to a global audience. And so far our song Perfect Stranger is gathering interest and airplay on both sides of the Atlantic. Nice!
The rest of the summer was spent in the studio, pulling out all the stops to make something we hope you'll all enjoy.
Right now we're in the final stages of mixing the album under the careful eyes and ears of our producer Stuart Gray, co-produced by myself and Johnny, fresh drums by Dazzy, Some magic from Old Hooky and a few new songs that developed along the way.
The album is being mastered in London by Pete Maher, who U2 trust with there work, so if it's good enough for Bono and the boys....
We're very excited for you guys to hear it. But a little more patience is required. We're in good hands right now with our friends at A&R Worldwide and need some time to strategise our next (and possibly biggest) move.
As always we thanks you all for your continued love and support. Without you all we wouldn't be where we are and for that we're eternally grateful. We believe great things are coming soon and hopefully we'll not only get to tour and visit a town near you but hang out, have a drink, possibly bowl, shoot pool or whatever with you all soon. That's the best part :)
Peace, love, respect and kindness to you all.
Cheers. Ronan x