Everyone Needs A Nemesis
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Everyone Needs A Nemesis

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"X-Fest - Facebar, Reading"

In the Red Room, a four-piece band from Reading called Everyone Needs A Nemesis made themselves noticed by playing songs filled with catchy choruses and dirty riffs.
Putting on a decent live show, the band managed to catch the attention of almost everybody in the room. - Maidenhead Advertiser


Burn the Evidence

Release Date: February 2010

Track Listing
Burn the Evidence
Light Brigade

Nothing Comes to Those Who Wait

Release Date: August 2009

Track Listing
Waste of Time



We are Everyone Needs A Nemesis, a four-piece alternative rock band from Reading, Berkshire. What follows is how the four individuals came together to share a love for all things music; playing, recording, listening et al.

Sam Davey (vocals, guitar) used to play in a local grunge band with Simon Woodcock (bass, vocals) before parting ways with the, as is often the case, erratic drummer. After the split long time friend Chris Price (guitar, vocals) started jamming and honing our sound into a contemporary alt rock style. Thus began the epic search for a suitable drummer and after a few months and a few emptied drum stools we hit the proverbial pot of gold in the shape of Simon Williams (drums, arsing about).

With the line up that we knew we wanted in place we began a solid six-month period of song writing until we were in the possession of a set to be proud of. At the same time as doing the first few gigs as Everyone Needs A Nemesis and building our live sound and show we put ourselves into the very capable hands of a certain Jordan Fish at Studio 91 in Newbury to record our first EP, 'Nothing comes to those who wait'. This helped catapult us to the next level of shows with appearances on the X-fest Berkshire bill, The Nags head in High Wycombe and then our first London show, headlining the Purple Turtle in Camden.

Following these, as we see them, accolades we began another staunch period of song writing with which to see off the remainder of 2009.

New year and some new plans as we decided to head straight back into Studio 91 to record our second EP titled 'Burn the evidence'. We found this to be a more cohesive example of our songwriting compared to our earlier material and a nice progression from the first record. From this point onwards we found our live shows progressing in many aspects such as audience participation and involvement. We also felt that our set is as strong as it has ever been. As if by the sheer presence of coincidence our hard work seemed to gain merit as we were offered our highest profile gig to date supporting Smalltown America records up and comers Let Our Enemies Beware and Lefaro.

Nevermore has our appetite for success and acclaim from the industry, peers and fans alike been so at the forefront of our collective conscious, therefore we are currently taking the 'Biffy' approach and working hard to get our fan base around Berkshire solid and then spread our wings to further flung climbs. To aid us in this we have completely self funded batches of t-shirts, had our cd artwork designed and then consequently printed along with flyers and business cards, even managed to grab ourselves some complimentary photos. We are furthermore going to be raising our profile with a series of street gigs in aid of 'busking for cancer', as we all believe in said charity and think that it is a nice way to raise money combining it with us getting to play loads around our area.

So this brings us neatly to our plans for the rest of 2010, which hopefully stand out as a band with a strong will to not only persist but to ultimately succeed in making this year our year to remember. All four of us believe vehemently in what we do and are as such positive that if given opportunities to take steps up the music ladder we will shine in any task laid before us regardless of how difficult said task may appear at face value.

Thank you for taking the time to read our biography and I hope it gives you a base idea of our ambitions and desires as musicians and as such we look forward to hearing any feedback you could offer us or better still opportunities.

Everyone Needs A Nemesis