Music / May 19, 2021

Belfast’s Enola Gay revisit turbulent years in ‘Sofa Surfing’

Music / May 19, 2021

Belfast’s Enola Gay revisit turbulent years in ‘Sofa Surfing’

One of the north’s most exciting outfits is back with an intimate look back to their fraught teenage experiences.

Following the release of their raging ‘The Birth of a Nation, Enola Gay have looked inward in their new cut ‘Sofa Surfing’.

Featuring claustrophobic feedback and a relentless bassline, the track reflects on substance abuse, eviction and the subsequent effect that lingers to this day. While the easier option would have been to bury these years, the crew have channelled the chaos into a compelling and socially conscious anthem informed by their own personal experience.

Speaking on the track they said, “It’s surreal to be releasing the first song we ever wrote, so long after it was written. Especially after the last 14 months. The lyrics are reminiscent of a different time while the bassline sounds melancholic yet cautiously hopeful, a vibe which is as relevant as ever at the minute.”

Since meeting at a Prodigy concert in 2019, the Belfast band have maintained their dedication to creating socially conscious music that’s indebted to whirring electronic sounds as it is to their post-punk forefathers. They’ve since played online showcases for SXSW, Ireland Music Week and Eurosonic and have now announced their Irish tour.

We selected Enola Gay as part of our Future of Irish Music feature earlier this year, read about them here.

Find details about the shows and listen to ‘Sofa Surfing’ below:

Irish Tour Dates:

19 Nov        Listowel, Mike The Pies

20 Nov        Belfast, McHugh’s

26 Nov        Galway, Roisin Dubh

27 Nov        Limerick, Kasbah Social Club

3 Dec          Derry, Bennigans

4 Dec          Dublin, Whelan’s Upstairs

Listen to ‘Sofa Surfing’ below: