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Released: 2004, Independent
Reviewer: Anders Sandvall
United Enemies is another new Malmö, Sweden based band and I suppose that this is the first taste of what we can expect from them. Andy (Nasty Idols, Machinegun Kelly, plus a solo album) formed the band along with guitarist Mats, bassist Christian (from the rock a billy/rock’n’roll band 69-hard), and drummer Richard.
According to the info provided with the CD, this should sound like Iggy Pop and The Stooges, Sex Pistols, and The New York Dolls. I can somewhat agree with that, but I think it sounds more like glam /sleazy rock ’n’ roll influenced by the early New York scene and by 70's punk. They also have some music similarities with early Hanoi Rocks and Guns’n’Roses and Andy’s old band, Nasty Idols. Andy has written 3 of the 4 tracks on this CD. On one song he had some help by R. Holmgren. This is 4 killer tracks; all of them are of a very high class. The CD was recorded in Dynamic Recordings Studio in Landskrona Sweden by the band. They have done a great job with the production; it sounds very dirty/glam/sleazy/punk with a lot of attitude.
Andy and the guys deliver something very energetic and I hope that they are going to release their debut soon because I want to hear more of what United Enemies has to offer. If the debut is of the same high class as this, they are going to be very hard to beat. They are currently in the process of making their debut album.
The band has only one target – to deliver sweaty rock’n’roll, something that they definitely have done a great job with here.
Andy Pierce – Lead Vocals
Mats Jeppsson – Guitar
Christian Fridlund – Bass
Richard Dahl – Drums
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