The fragility of adolescence. Armed with the dreams of success and not much else, finding that straight and narrow path can prove troublesome to the say the least. In the wake of these chaotic former years, Belfast hailing four-piece, Enola Gay, turn unabating destruction into expression laid bare on their first official single, ‘Sofa Surfing’.
Signalling the unrest, ear bashing sirens set the angst charged scene. Exhaling a palpable sigh of despair, noise-rock riffs make way for the band’s wildly turbulent lyrics. Both honest and impassioned in equal measure, frontman Fionn Reilly fills the steel capped boots of post-punk forefathers with ease.
Matching the industrial quality of a Sonic Youth number, the track’s distressed melody is drenched in a hotbed of reverb. Coming to a head, feral-eyed percussion will have you banging down the doors of your nearest dive bar crying – “is it time for some live music yet?!” They say patience is a virtue, but this track would taste oh so sweet if ringing off the walls of a sticky-floored boozer.
A teasing taste of what’s to come, the Irish lads have certainly set the bar high for the single’s first performative outing. In the meantime, if you’re looking to exorcise some left overgrowing pains, then this is certainly the belter for you.
We chat to Enola Gay in the latest issue of So Young. You ca grab yourself a copy here or read the digital edition below.