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Irish math-pop group Enemies share "Play Fire", their first song in over two years

18 August 2015, 12:51 | Written by Laurence Day

Irish post-rock-meets-math outfit Enemies are debuting new single incendiary new cut "Play Fire" on Best Fit.

It's their first new music in over two years - since their sophomore record Embark, Embrace - and sees the band venture into the world of pop proper for the first time in their career.

It's a swollen behemoth of rhythms and hooks. Jagged guitars bob and weave amidst minimalist harmonies - think of (very) early Foals or early Everything Everything - with gossamer-thin layers all combining to create a richly textured piece of atmospheric pop.

Lewis Jackson (guitarist) says of the new track: “'Play Fire' is our take on pop music; it was this idea of getting as far away from our comfort zone as possible, without losing what makes us Enemies. The new record feels like we're moving away from what we know. It hasn't been an easy process, but no album should be.”

The single is the first taste of the band's upcoming third record.

Check out "Play Fire" below.

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