Your Favorite Enemies are six chaotic individuals who collectively let go of their own self-depraved illusionary make-believes to surrender to the inner noises of moments they communally turned into songs, thus giving birth to a musical journey defined by an assumed incarnation of epiphanic catastrophes, raging contemplation and transfiguring uplift.
The band take influence from artists such as Sonic Youth, Fugazi, My Bloody Valentine and Mars Volta, and their unique and eclectic sound brings together fanatics from various musical backgrounds into a defining communion of high level noise, post-punk, psych, shoegaze and prog rock. From reflections about the nature of letting go, redemption and mercifulness to rumination about faith, forgiveness, grace and absolution.
Originally released in 2014 the band are set to re-issue a deluxe edition of their album ‘Between Illness and Migration – Deluxe: Tokyo Sessions’ on 17th June (Graphite Records), their most personal, honest and emotionally visceral work yet. The band comment on new track ‘Empire of Sorrows’:
“Empire of Sorrows” is a very significant song for the band. Not only is it the first song we wrote for the album, but it truly represents the journey that is “Between Illness and Migration” on its own. It’s also the result of a moment we can refer to as the band’s resurrection. It’s a meaningful one”.
Mixed by the estimable John Agnello (Sonic youth, Dinosaur Jr., The Kills), and recorded and produced in the band’s own studio (a former catholic church) the deluxe version features new additional songs.
Upon the release of the Canadian version of the album, ‘Between Illness and Migration’ rose to #2 on iTunes on the day of its release, and was also #6 top-selling artists in Canadian charts. This comes as no surprise when the bands previous releases have sold as many as 60,000 physical copies.
Your Favorite Enemies spent late 2014 touring across the UK and Europe supporting alternative rock legends …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead. The close relationship with Trail continued in 2015 as Your Favourite Enemies recorded as the backing band on Conrad Keely’s recent debut solo album ‘Original Machines’ which was released in January 2016.