[Cover image TSH, photo credit to Amanda Fotes]
Set to arrive on May 13th, 2022, the split EP Enemy Us has been created as a “loving tribute” to underrated Californian punk band Enemy You by two Canadian bands, Talk Show Host and Cluttered. Split records have been a staple of the punk scene forever but this one arrives with a little twist: the bands have swapped singers.
Cluttered’s singer, songwriter and guitarist Matty Grace (She/They), explains:
Enemy You were a very important band to many and sometimes rad bands end up under-appreciated. This could be the case here. David Jones managed to capture heartbreak and feelings of isolation all within the confines of a 2 or 3 minute punk song and did it with wit. This split is a loving tribute to a band that although has slipped under the radar for many, still resonates strongly for us.
Despite the artists being based in different parts of the country (TSH in Toronto, Cluttered in Ottawa & Halifax), the project took only a few weeks to be conceived, arranged, recorded, mixed & released.
The bands hope that Enemy Us reminds music fans of the roots of Punk: “a bunch of friends, a few chords, and a catchy chorus.”
1. 72 Hours
2. Something New
3. Where No One Knows My Name
4. Adios (To You)
All Songs written by David Jones
All Songs mastered by Will Killingsworth @ Dead Air Studios
Art by Angoisse
Song #1 & #3
Performed by Talk Show Host (Chris Veinot – he/him, Sean Woolven – he/him, Fabien Rivenet – he/him) & Matty Grace
Backing vocals by Becca Dalley & Sean Woolven
Produced & Engineered by Talk Show Host
Mixed by Olive t’Servrancx-Bierman @ Electrik Box Studio (Lille, France)
Song #2 & #4
Performed by Cluttered (Matty Grace – she/they, Becca Dalley – she/they, Dylan Mombourquette – he/him, AJ Boutilier – he/him,) & Chris Veinot
Backing vocals by Sean Woolven & Becca Dalley
Produced & Engineered by Dylan Mombourquette, AJ Boutilier and Matty Grace
Mixed by Dylan Mombourquette