London, England – While we prepare to release our next record, English Dream, don’t forget to grab a copy of our last one, the IMA-winning Wild Goosechase Expedtion.
You can buy it or download it by clicking HERE.
Or find it on iTunes HERE.
Produced by Kenny Siegal at Old Soul Studios WGE is the story of a rock and roll band on a doomed tour. Or is it a metaphor for recent American foreign policy? Or is it just a wacky collection of great songs?
Chariot, track 8 of the 17 song magnum opus, won the Independent Music Award for Best Adult Contemporary Song. The record also won the Vox Populi IMA for Best Eclectic Album.
The record includes poppy classics like Beautiful Monday and Happy Or Not, balls-out rockers like All In The Past and Sometimes, dark comic numbers such as the title track and the blues ditty I’d Even Follow You To Philadelphia, as well as the plaintive ballads Chariot and Problem Child. The band traverses plenty of other territory in between.
In addition, Wild Goosechase Expedition boasts the stunning cover artwork of New York miniaturist, Alexander Gorlizki.
Purchase/download a copy and thus help sponsor our next more mystical voyage across the Atlantic.
New York, NY – Spottiswoode has made a music video of a song from his IMA-nominated solo album, PIANO 45.
Shot in one take on the Williamsburg Bridge by Clare Elliott, HAVEN’T CHANGED AT ALL is the heartbroken ballad of a man failing to find enlightenment after a romantic break-up.
Read more below about the song and the making of the video. Or just watch it.
New York, NY – Huge thanks to almost 140 friends and fans who have contributed over $17,000 towards our 6th record, English Dream!
Over $11,000 was raised through our indiegogo campaign and more than $6,000 has been raised through outside contributions. We are extremely grateful for this remarkable show of support! Thanks to this generosity we have enough money to finish the record. We may even have a little left over for publicity as well.
New York, NY- Spottiswoode & His Enemies’ 15th anniversary show, postponed due to damage inflicted on the original venue by Hurricane Sandy, was moved to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Greenwich Village. The band played a 3 hour show to a packed house of fans who had brought food and clothing in aid of hurricane relief.
Read a stellar review of the show HERE
Thanks so much to all the folks who volunteered to help make it happen and especially to our old friend Freddie Katz who brought his incredible expertise to the sound system!
New York, NY – Spottiswoode greets the fall with an homage to shaving foam!
Directed by Clare Elliott, here’s the video for the opening song from Wild Goosechase Expedition, the band’s recent IMA-winning album.
New York, NY, May 2012 – Spottiswoode & His Enemies have won a second Independent Music Award!
Spott’s plaintive song Chariot had already been chosen as the Best Adult Contemporary Song of 2011 by a jury including Tom Waits, Keith Richards and Suzanne Vega.
Now the band has also received the Vox Populi Award for Wild Goosechase Expedition as Best Eclectic Album of the year!
Many many thanks once again to our fans, friends and patrons for making this possible, for supporting us, funding us and even voting for us!
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Kevin Scott Hall of Edge Magazine sat in a Greenwich Village cafe and had a conversation with Spottiswoode about art, religion, paying dues, patriotism, alternative lifestyles and lots of other stuff.
Perhaps the best interview with the Englishman in New York to date.
The song, produced by Kenny Siegal for Exter’s debut CD “Elevator Ride,” is a classic commitment problem ditty first recorded by the Englishman himself on his own debut solo album “Ugly Love.” Perfect for a popular show about teenage witches.
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Here’s the podcast of our performance on WNYC’s Soundcheck in early October.
And here’s video footage from the session of our performance of “All In The Past.”
Thanks again to John Schaefer and all the good folks at WNYC.
Park City, UT- Matthew Chapman’s film, THE LEDGE, featuring three Enemies tunes, is being released theatrically on Friday, July 8th in New York (at the IFC Center) and Los Angeles (at Sunset 5). It is also available through video on demand. For screening details visit the film’s website.
The Ledge is a bleak thriller and a meditation on the conflict between faith and reason in modern America. The film stars Liv Tyler, Terrence Howard, Charlie Hunnam and Patrick Wilson. It premiered at the 2011 Sundance Festival and has since been acquired by the Independent Film Channel.
Chapman, a good friend of Spott’s and a big fan of the band, has taken three tunes from the 2008 release, Salvation.