Enemies – Play Fire review

Hypnotic or bizarre – call it what you will, the new music video from math rock quartet Enemies is bound to be one to stick in your mind (possibly on a rapid replay). The four piece, who call Wicklow in Ireland home, formed in 2007 and have since seen their music grow from a small, local, DIY scene, to signings as far as Japan, including Topshelf Records in America. Last week saw the band’s latest single, Play Fire, premiered on Line Of Best Fit, accompanied by possibly the most intriguing video I’ve seen all year, directed by Finn Keenan; clever editing and trippy twitches make it the masterpiece it is.

Though there’s little else to offer in terms of similarity, the vocal:instrumentation ratios regards depth and focus in Play Fire seem somewhat reminiscent of alt-j, whilst Two Door Cinema Club vibes penetrate the music at certain other points. With comparisons that are also deservedly placed in the realms of early-Foals, there’s obviously been a shift toward the indie-rock side of their music, honing in on the experimentation among the snappy sound whilst keeping a head around their pop-rock sensibilities.

You can watch he video for Play Fire below.

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