The Enemy may be fortunate right now to be riding a wave of mega-ultra-buzz in England that they're the next Oasis. It's fine right this second when everyone cares, but hopefully the Coventry-based band won't become another victim of the press's impossible-to-meet expectations.
Fact is, the Enemy are better than that, and their debut full-length is also certainly better than some kind of classic Britpop rehash. Channelling that whole snotty, swaggering Brit thing, singer Tom Clarke has plenty of presence and vigor, as do the majority of songs on Towns, like the lively rock-punk It's Not OK and 40 Days And 40 Nights. Pressure and This Song reek of the Manic Street Preachers, but in a good way.