The Enemy Proudly Sign to Cooking Vinyl for the World

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The Enemy Proudly Sign to Cooking Vinyl for the World

  • Lead singer Tom Clarke outspoken about signing

Cooking Vinyl has signed Coventry-based three-piece The Enemy, ahead of the release of the band’s third album in the Spring.

Previously signed to Warners, the band first came to attention with their Platinum-selling debut album We’ll Live and Die In These Towns in 2007, and the Top three Gold-selling follow-up Music For The People from 2009. They join Cooking Vinyl on a royalty deal for the world release of their third album, scheduled for May 2012.

The band, lead by Tom Clarke, begin work on their third album this month at Kore studios in Acton with The Bronx’s Joby J. Ford in the producer’s chair. A hugely popular live act, they supported Oasis on their final UK dates and will be announcing live dates to coincide with the album’s release.

The Enemy are managed by Nick Ember and David Bianchi for Various Artists Management, whose roster includes Reverend & The Makers, Carl Barat, The Libertines, Charli XCX and Killing Joke.

Tom Clarke, Lead Singer/ Guitarist The Enemy was outspoken about the signing; My experience of record labels is as follows: the big ones have got big lawyers who want to pull your pants down and fuck you for fun while telling you they’re doing you a favour.  And they are all about one thing – money.

“The smaller ones are about two things – people and music. Success is possible because, when a small team of enthusiastic people care, they are capable of creating something that no big label or their lawyers can buy, passion. You can’t take 25% of net passion.

“Cooking Vinyl have got bags of passion, and look where it’s got them; The Prodigy put out some of their finest work on Cooking Vinyl, The Subways tugging at the Radio One A list, that’s a guitar band on the A list in 2011. That is where passion gets you, and right now it’s gotten us into the studio, excited, enthused and passionate about being a band again. Something which our previous label miserably failed to achieve.

“Long live Cooking Vinyl and all the proud people who make it what it is.

Commented David Bianchi, Various Artists Management The Enemy have always been an independently minded band with ambition and I think Cooking Vinyl mirror this as a label. Watching Martin’s (Goldchmidt) success over the last few years with the label it seemed obvious that when the band’s deal with WEA was completed, this should be our next move.

“Cooking Vinyl are allowing us to put together our own bespoke marketing and A&R team which was exactly how we started on the band’s first album. John Dawkins, who A&R’d “We’ll Live and Die in These Towns”, has been brought back in for album three.”

Added Rob Collins, Director, Cooking Vinyl  It’s a pleasure to be working with a band who are so full of passion, commitment and enthusiasm.  And knowing they are about to deliver their best record to date is icing on the cake

The two signings mark what is becoming a strong 2012 for Cooking Vinyl, who have added The Cranberries, Marilyn Manson, The Cult and Roll Deep to the roster in the past twelve months.

For any artist-related queries, such as requests for photos or interviews, please contact: Linda Coogan Byrne – Irish Label Manager for Cooking Vinyl – at and or 0851659065

About Cooking Vinyl

Cooking Vinyl has developed a reputation as one of Europe’s prime artist-focused independent labels, inspiring an enviable loyalty among its artist roster. It is also in the vanguard of music companies offering innovative services-only deals that claim no stake in artists’ copyrights.

Cooking Vinyl take full responsibility for the management of a project whether functioning as a label or in a services-only setting. Adding more than just marketing muscle, Cooking Vinyl devise and implement worldwide sales, marketing and distribution plans for their artists, working alongside booking agents and artist managers.

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