TOMORROW SEES the release of Embark, Embrace, the new album by Wicklow post-rock quartet Enemies, who play Galway next week.
Enemies - Lewis Jackson (guitar ), Mark O'Brien (bass/vocals ), Oisin McMahon Trench (drums ) and Eoin Whitfield (guitar/vocals ) - play Strange Brew at the Róisín Dubh on Thursday May 16 at 9pm.
Embark, Embrace (Heavyweight Records ) is an important release for the band. At a time when most post-rock has become stale, and Antrim’s And So I Watch You From Afar have delivered the ‘put up or shut up’ game changer All Hail Bright Futures, it was necesscary to move up a gear.
The quartet have done that with the new release. The album shows them beginning move beyond post-rock clichés, incorporating vocal chants, some sparkling guitar work, and a sense of the epic and the grandiose that is cinematic.
On Embark, Embrace Enemies have delivered on the promise they have always had.