Gig Of The Week: Enforcer
WHERE: London Camden Underworld
WHEN: Monday, April 11
Sweden’s Enforcer are back over here for once last tour promoting current album Diamonds. And the quartet might vary the set a little as compared to the last they were over here.
“We will have a good balance between older and newer songs,” says vocalist Olof Wikstrand. “We’ve also got a few covers worked up, so might put in one or two of these at some point.”
The band – also featuring guitarist Joseph Tholl, bassist Tobias Lindqvist and drummer Jonas Wikstrand (younger brother of the frontman) – are co-headlining on this European tour (The Underworld is the only UK date) with fellow Swedes Bullet (with Skullfist opening).
“We know each other well, so it’ll be fun on the bus. The idea is that we’ll both do a set which is about 55 minutes long. And who knows, you might see the two bands jamming together!”
Enforcer are already working on song ideas for the next album. But don’t expect them to play anything brand new just yet.
“We’re not ready to introduce new songs at the moment. Besides, I know what I’m like when I go along to see a band and they do a brand new track – it’s just boring. You want to hear songs you know, not something that’s not even been recorded.”
After this tour finishes (in Belgium on April 23), the four will concentrate on recording the next album (their third), although there will be one two further dates in the summer, including a support slot back in London on July 30, when they open for Airbourne at the Shepherd’s Bush O2 Empire.
“We’ve had such a great time on the road. We’ve got to play in countries that we’d only ever dreamed of going to. Where’s left for us to go? I’d love to perform in Mexico and Brazil. You hear so many cool stories about how crowds there get so into the music that they’re completely crazy and dedicated in the best possible sense. Hopefully we’ll get there on the next tour.”
Find out more at www.myspace.com/enforcerswe