We are honored and proud to let you know that our videoclip for the song “1-2-3 (One Step Away)” has been chosen amongst all other videoclips released in 2016 to be showcased at the “Silver Screenings” of the “Berlin Music Video Awards”!!! 👏 Unable to attend the Berlin Music Video Awards themselves, the band however decided to offer you a few spots on the guest list for the screenings that will take place on May 19 at the Nuke Club in Berlin! Not only that, but rumors of a Skype session with the members of the band during the event are also in the air…
Send us a message before Thursday, midnight if you’d like to go! We will contact the winners on Friday with more details.
“That’s a guitar that my dear friend and brother Kosho painted. It represents the ocean. It represents the band in so many ways. First, the ocean is what unites us all like every shore of every continent is united by it and also all of its freedom, its passion, its wilderness and how filled with life it can be.” – Jeff
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“I grew up in a storm, ever too old to believe and too young to really care. Most live to say goodbye, some die to feel alive.” – Alex
Why Sef Is Everyone’s Favorite Enemy
Your Favorite Enemies guitarist is constantly pushing the comfort zone
By Jon Liebman
April 11, 2017
Growing up in Montreal, Stephane “Sef” Lemelin developed a passion for music as he took a liking to Testament, Iron Maiden, Metallica and other metal bands of the day. “I was so amazed by the intensity of the music at that time,” he says. “It was so raw and pure and it was a way for me to express myself.”
Sef is best known for his guitar work in Your Favorite Enemies, an alternative rock band he co-formed in 2006 with vocalist Alex Foster, guitarist Jeff Beaulieu, keyboardist Miss Isabel, drummer Charles “Moose” Allicie and Sef’s brother, bassist Ben Lemelin.
Since day one, the band members have made a priority of managing every aspect of YFE’s career to reflect their own values and beliefs, among which are human rights activities, Amnesty International efforts and using music to help children.
The band’s self-produced albums and EPs, including Between Illness and Migration and If I Was to Die in the Morning… Would I Still Be Sleeping with You, were released on the band’s own label, Hopeful Tragedy Records.
In 2009, the band acquired a former Catholic church in Drummondville, about an hour-and-a-half outside Montreal, and converted it into a full-service recording studio. They launched their own talk show, Bla Bla Bla: The Live Show in 2010, which covers band news, tour and merchandise information and other relevant YFE goings on.
Your Favorite Enemies has been cited by Billboard magazine as a band “to watch.” They have delighted audiences throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia and were a part of the 2015 Juno Awards when Between Illness And Migration was nominated for “Rock Album of the Year.”
FGPO’s Jon Liebman caught up with Sef at the Tech 21 booth at the 2017 winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA.
We hope that you have enjoyed this peek into the SFCC fan club universe. From “Both Sides of the Gun” with Jeff to “Gear Up” with Sef, the “Way Back Wednesday” blogs written by Moose and Ben, and all the other exclusive content found on the community, there was a lot for you to discover!
— YourFavoriteEnemies (@yfeofficial) April 10, 2017
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The special offer that was running on the band’s online store, the YFE Store, has come to an end. Thanks to all of you who have embraced the meaning of the pocket square “Hope in Dark Days” the way you have.
But way beyond a pocket square, let’s remember that it is its meaning that we need to embody on a daily basis.
And of course, it’s never too late to get some soulful merch from the YFE Store!
For the whole weekend, and until April 10, 12pm (ET), we give you open door access to the SFCC community website, for you all to explore all that is happening on there… The talk show, the exclusive interviews, the blogs, the pictures, the new “Gear Up” show, as well as “The Eye View” magazine; you’ll have access to it all!
All weekend long, we will also have special live broadcasts, that will be streamed live simultaneously on the SFCC community website and on Facebook.
April 9, 4pm (ET) : Get behind the scenes of Jeff’s talk-show, “Both Sides of the Gun”
April 9, 8pm (ET) : Assist to sound checks and visit the band’s studio
April 10, 10am (ET) : Chat live with the band members