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INTRODUCING: Enemy II Lines

Hailing from Navan, Ireland, indie-rock newcomers Enemy II Lines released their second single F.F.Y in June this year.

Consisting of Dylan Hicket, Jordan Patton, Matty Melady and JohnPaul Melady who formed in January 2016, Enemy II Lines have received praise from Garageland Ireland who described their sound as “an awesome mix of darkness, power and energy.”

F.F.Y (Fool For You) is a guitar driven tune with a mixture of indie-rock and pop-punk elements. It hints at influence from Catfish and the Bottlemen, using husky vocals and rough riffs which evoke a darker mood.

Cora, their debut release gives off a softer energy than F.F.Y, mixing expressive vocal with light percussion and dynamic guitar to create a more psychedelic sound. Talking about the track’s meaning and influence, they told us: “it’s about when somebody is so much like you that they’re your echo/they do or say everything you do”…evoked through the echoey delivery of the backing vocals alongside the lead.

Enemy II Lines will head into the studio in January to record their next few singles; set to be released over the early months next year. They also have plans to play some gigs around the UK, so keep an eye out across their social media to keep up to date on news:

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*Feature image courtesy of Enemy II Lines Facebook page.

My Universal Mode – Scarlett & Saffron

As some of you may know, I am always on the look out to discover new music. Last week, it was suggested I listen to indie rock, guitar driven trio Scarlett and Saffron – you can view their Soundcloud here. Consisting of Rob Boswell, Olly Croft and Louis Kershaw, they have played gigs up and down the country, and seem to have built up a large following of fans.

2 years ago the band uploaded Suffocate Me Softly Katy to their soundcloud, and now they’re back with a brand new EP, available to download from iTunes.

The bands EP ‘My Universal Mode’ consists of 3 fantastic tracks.


Pushrod is an absolutely top quality song, with likeness to some of Catfish and the Bottlemens music. Not only is the song upbeat and full of great guitar sounds, but it is also the sort of song I could imagine singing back to this band at one of their gigs.

Following on from Pushrod is 45, which unlike the first track, has a punchy start and no musical intro. It’s fast pace, vibrant energy, and melodic guitar riffs keep the listener interested and eager to hear more!

The final track Marfinkla, starts off slower than the previous two, the tempo builds up as the track goes on. With top guitar and drum playing throughout, this tune definitely keeps up the brilliant reputation this band has already earned.

If you have the opportunity, I would definitely recommend having a listen to this band. With their brand new single being released in March 2016,  and their following only growing, this is sure to be a big year for Scarlett and Saffron.

*They are also looking for slots in Liverpool & Manchester between March & May*