Friday, September 21, 2007

Too funny

So how did the Enemy get to the point where they are considered suitably big names to play awareness-raising gigs for charities (even if Dirty Pretty Things are headlining)? After all, all three members are still only 19. "I think we expected success," says Clarke, who speaks from the heart rather than from a manifesto. He's like an off-message Billy Bragg or a Paul Weller less pernickety about his clothes. "There are a lot of ways of going about success. You can start wearing trendy clothes and getting yourself in magazines or things like that, which I would never do. Or you can just go and gig your arse off, which is the old-fashioned way of doing it. We have pretty much been on tour since October 26 last year. You can prove your worth on the tour circuit."
"We turned up to an HMV signing ,and we walked in and the manager goes, 'There's a policeman in the dressing room waiting to see you,'" says Clarke. "I thought, 'What the fuck have we done?' So we walk in and there is this copper there and he takes his hat off and says: 'I was at the Leicester gig last night, I was crowd surfing.'"

"He's got a few lads at work wearing the Enemy badges," adds Hopkins. "They're wearing them underneath their police badges."
In the event that the Enemy find themselves back in Pentonville for all the wrong reasons, at least they'll have a get-out-of-jail-free card.

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