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The Enemy: 'Someone at the top of Radio 1 doesn't like us'

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The Enemy have claimed that someone "at the top" of BBC station Radio 1 does not like the band.

The group's third album Streets in the Sky went into the album charts at number nine yesterday (May 27). The number one album was Emeli Sandé's Our Version of Events, which was first released on February 13.

Tom Clarke, Liam Watts and Andy Hopkins of The Enemy
NME Awards 2012 held at the O2 Academy Brixton - Arrivals.
London, England - 29.02.12
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During the week of release, The Enemy had frequently posted on Twitter to urge fans to buy their album at a discounted £3.99 to "help put independent guitar music back on the top of the charts".

Previously, singer Tom Clarke told The Sun: "I grew up listening to Radio 1 and it's a shame we've not had their support.

"We're really disappointed as we love Radio 1. There is someone there at the top that doesn't like us."

In 2009, Clarke claimed that the station had "stopped playing anything with a guitar in it", adding: "Their balls seem to have retracted into their lower abdomen, and they're playing what can only be described as s**t."

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Speaking this year, he said: "Kind of 'whatever' to the charts, it's full of s**t anyway.

"We took time off and we knew we were coming back into a completely different marketplace. It's the wild west at the moment, it could do anything."

Clarke continued: "The UK music chart at the moment is who's got the biggest bank.

"We all know Simon Cowell has, if you've got X Factor TV money to put behind it, it's a bonus."

On waiting to see where the album charted, Clarke claimed: "I'll look it up on Google or wait for my mum to text me. I'm not sure if I can deal with listening to the rest of the s**t just to see where we chart."

Watch The Enemy's 'Gimme The Sign' music video below:

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