Release Date: Dec 9, 2016
Record label: Topshelf Recordings
Review Summary: A parting gift of endless replayability.As a critic and a consumer, the news of Valuables' impending arrival was both a blessing and a curse. A blessing in that it would be a new offering from mathy Irish post-rock darlings Enemies. A curse in that it would be their last as a group.As a critic and a consumer, the news of their impending breakup is tough to take.
Our thoughts on the Irish quartet's final album. Though slated to be Enemies’ final album, ‘Valuables’ is a defiantly upbeat record, drenched in weaving arpeggios and hazy atmospherics. It’s always a significant risk when a previously instrumental band introduce vocals but – freed from the shackles of fan and label expectations – the Irish four-piece seamlessly fuse the lush, ethereal pop of ‘Glow’ and pulsing synths of ‘Don’t Go’ with their more traditional post-rock fare.