Clarke: Country life not for me
The Enemy frontman Tom Clarke has revealed he's giving up his country farmhouse because he misses the big smoke.
The singer-songwriter, whose band is back with third album Streets In The Sky, splashed out on a rural pad but has since realised he's a city boy at heart.
"I'm selling it. I grew up in Birmingham, a well-known city, then I moved to Coventry, another decent-sized city. At some point I decided to move to the country. I'd become reliant on hot water, the internet, and shops, yet for some reason I decided to buy a house in the middle of nowhere," he said.
"It's beautiful, I've watched rabbits being born, and red kites and buzzards flying, but I can't hack it. Ultimately, I just want a Greggs within walking distance so I can go and buy a sausage roll when I want one."
The group's new album comes after a three year hiatus - after almost five years of hectic performing and touring, the Coventry trio decided they had to take a break.
"We knew we didn't want to rush things," Tom said.
"And after such a busy time we really needed to stop and have a look where we were up to."
Tom believes it's the beginning of a new phase in the life of The Enemy.
"Well now I know how to make an album properly I just want to do it again," he added.
:: Streets In The Sky is out now.