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The Enemy dismiss rift with Oasis
The Enemy
The Enemy are due to hit the road for a headline tour of the UK in November

The Enemy have dismissed recent reports suggesting a rift between the Coventry band and Oasis.

The trio recently supported the Gallagher brothers for three dates in Manchester.

Singer Tom Clarke said: "It's just not funny, it might sell them a few papers and a few magazines.

"But actually I think decent people know it's just a blatant misunderstanding and it really doesn't matter at all."

His comments come after reports suggested that the singer believed Oasis were "past it", prompting Liam Gallagher to criticise the band on his Twitter page.

It's just total rubbish anyone suggesting that we don't like Oasis
Tom Clarke

"Without Oasis we wouldn't be in a band and I'd probably still be selling TVs," Clarke retorted.

"I wouldn't know who T Rex were or who The Rolling Stones were if I hadn't heard those early Oasis records.

"I've queued up around the block for them and I'm just honoured and made up to be here supporting them. It's just total rubbish anyone suggesting that we don't like Oasis."

The Coventry trio are currently supporting the Manchester five-piece on their UK tour.

But they didn't get off to the best start when Clarke was struck down with food poisoning on the opening night.

"I was becoming intimately acquainted with my bathroom floor," he joked.

"We've been there a few times and I'd just neglected it and obviously my bowels disapproved of me neglecting it and decided it was about time I threw up for hours on end."

The band are due to embark on their own UK tour in November.

Tour dates:

8 November: Liverpool University

10: Edinburgh Corn Exchange

11: Glasgow Academy

12: Sheffield Academy

15: Newcastle Academy

16: Leeds Academy

17: Lincoln Engine Shed

19-20: London Forum

22: Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall

24: Portsmouth Guildhall

26: Birmingham Academy

27: Leamington The Assembly

29: Manchester Apollo

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