Your Favorite Enemies are Alex Foster (vocals), Jeff Beaulieu (guitar), Sef (guitar), Ben Lemelin (bass), Miss Isabel (vocals and keyboard) and Charles “Moose” Allicy (drums).
Despite an expanding fanbase, this band keeps to its DIY ethos by not only starting their own label, Hopeful Tragedy Records, but by also turning a Catholic Church into their own recording studio where they recorded their debut EP Youthful Dreams of an Old Empire.
I Just Want You To Know is a full-on wall of sound from start to finish and amazingly easy on the ear given so much is going on. They have done exceptionally well on the recording and production as this could have sounded a mess in less skilled hands. There is great energy here yet it is controlled and would be quite something to behold live – as the lyric goes, “We’re so much more than noise”. I Just Want You To Know is the band’s debut UK single release which is set to be released in the UK on November 4.
Having toured across Europe, Japan, China, Indonesia, they are due to travel to Australia. Your Favorite Enemies have been likened to: “Queens of the Stone Age, (with) the surging power of Drive Like Jehu and the ability to marry aggression and distorted melody in the vein of Fugazi’. And why not?
22 October – The Old Blue Last, London
By Kate Dexter