Sure I’ve said before, but I remember reading an interview with them years ago where they seemed to suggest that they knew this wouldn’t last forever, they were enjoying it while it lasted, saving all their money away for a rainy day and were just having their minds blown that Oasis had invited them to open stadium shows for them. Never liked the tunes but I thought they fair play to them, that’s a good outlook.
This post seems totally polarising. Surely they saw this coming? And as josephk said they were very much a hype band. He goes on about bands being allowed to develop but was perfectly happy to take the major label deal and the big push that came with the release of their first album.
Can empathise like, they’ve obviously been shafted, but they seemed to have a good grasp on things, I wonder why they didn’t make some better choices (easy to say in hindsight, I know).
Fact is, quitting is their choice. You look at bands like… I dunno, Ash, or the Bluetones, We are Scientists even? All of them stopped selling albums a long time ago but still maintain a fanbase and live within their means as a touring band. If the Enemy have such a devoted fanbase (and clearly they do) then why not continue for the fans? Get jobs, tour, make your own money to fund your own albums? There’s a life beyond Radio 1 airplay lads.
And that’s my 2 cents