Indie-rockers The Enemy are known for their honest opinions and their lack of love for the charts at the minute, however Entertainmentwise wanted to hear it from the guys themselves, so we caught up with drummer Liam Watts to talk pop, charts and T4 on the Beach.
The band released their current album 'Streets In The Sky' back in May (May 21) and charted at a respectable number nine the following Sunday. However, in a world surrounded by talent shows and pop music, is it hard for indie bands to make a name for themselves nowadays?
Liam told us: "Talent shows seem to be the future and I don't see how indie bands can overcome that. They're completely taking over the charts!"
He then went on to say, when asked about whether or not free downloads are contructive when it comes to bands like themselves: "I do think that free downloads help but we as a band did it more for the fans, as a thankyou."
However, this begs the question - why would you surround yourselves with pop acts at T4 on the Beach, which took place recently on July 1...
"We played T4 on the Beach and it was a bit of a contrast, but we played T4 3 years ago as well. I think it's so hard to get TV exposure nowadays that you just have to do it, you have to take every opportunity", Liam went on.
"People seemed to like it and we were one of the only bands that didn't play with some form of backing track or CD."
Ooo, sly little dig noted...we have to say, we're pretty impressed that this is a band that haven't attempted to change even though they are still riding pretty high in the mainstream charts.
Liam added, "We'll never change, but of course bands mature", referring to the bands ever-growing style.
We're loving the new album in the office - be sure to check it out!
Check out The Enemy's 'Saturday' vid below:
The Enemy were amongst pop acts at T4 on the Beach