- 24 Oct 17
When Enemies played their final show at Vicar Street in December of last year, there was a resounding sadness among math and post rock fans alike. In their 10 years together, the band, from Kilcoole Co. Wicklow, hit some incredible heights, from releasing their first EP on Machu Picchu Ltd. (A label formed by members of Japanese heavy hitters Toe), to releasing 3 critically acclaimed Long Players, one of which was on the short lived but much loved Irish label The Richter Collective.
There may be cause for rejoice amongst fans of Enemies however, as ex-member Eoin Whitfield has come back to head up a new project, EHCO. Mixing elements of what he was used to in Enemies with something he is less accustomed to in the form of electronics, he has managed to produce something that their fans will find familiar and comfortable in it’s sound, with some added components to mix it up a bit.
We caught up with Eoin and the band’s Drummer Niall to talk about the difficulty in pinning themselves down to a genre, how the band came together and how it has felt to have a seemingly instant audience for their music.
So I’m going to ask you a little about your sound first - Eoin, you were in Enemies which disbanded last year, and that was more of kind of a math rock sound where this is going more towards the electro, ambient feel, and there's a bit of a techno kind of vibe in there - kind of like maybe Bonobo or The Field or artists on the Kompakt label. How would you describe your sound?