As we've said before, Enemy You were one of the most underrated melodic punk bands of the '90s and '00s, and ever since vocalist David Jones sadly took his own life in 2015, tributes to him have continued to come in (like the one The Bombpops did in 2019). Now, another great melodic punk band who go way back with Enemy You, The Lillingtons, will be releasing a six-song EP of Enemy You covers on April 30 via Red Scare called Can Anybody Hear Me? (A Tribute To Enemy You). The label gives some background on the relationship between the two bands:
The Lillingtons and Enemy You have a history that goes back a quarter of a century. You won’t find that in today’s punk scene where there’s so much competition and grubbing for clout on social media, but these bands are binary stars from a bygone era. The two respective singers started out as pen pals (yes, using actual letters and stamps!) and went on to be songwriting contemporaries and labelmates on Lookout and Red Scare.