The announcements have been coming thick and fast for Northern Ireland’s Enola Gay. They were Eurosonic’s 4th most booked act for European festivals in 2022. The band have signed with Modern Sky UK and have a June UK tour around their Download festival appearance. And perhaps the biggest news of all they have announced their US debut playing Chicago’s RIOT FEST in September sharing the bill with, amongst others, Queens of the Stone Age, The Cure and Death Grips.
Now they have released their second single of 2023 ‘Leeches‘. It follows ‘PTS.DUP’ and continues their politically charged themes. The rage appears to be increasing for Enola Gay on ‘Leeches‘. Hardly surprising as here they attack those profiting off others who hold a less advantaged position in society. The band demand answers as to why terminology such as “cost of living” has been normalised whilst millions were wasted on fraud, errors and monument refurbishment. Uncompromising and forthright the lyrics are accompanied by a cacophony of sound. The fury is palpable and the wrath explodes forth.
“Have a good laugh on the golf course, of the stories of the stockbrokers
The same ones who always spout about poor people with their hand’s out
Are laying in their deathbeds and bit the hand with an empty mouth
They’re auld men with a gold watch, with foul brains, and a limp crotch
Take the power back til you realise that the markets based on fixed stocks”
Enola Gay expand further on the themes of ‘Leeches‘:
“As we lost loved ones who died alone during the pandemic, these inept meat martinets continued and will continue to get away with everything. When their designated spare-dick spearheads are such embarrassments that their actions are brushed off as typical occurrences; you can’t embarrass them more than they embarrass themselves. We watch governmental slapstick playouts daily and still end up the punchline.
This is for the recycled hypocrites elected every round who make it mockingly abundant that we are not their priority. We are their poverty porn. Twisting the knife in us, they spend the millions they haven’t lost yet on monument refurbishment in the midst of an energy crisis. People have suffered this cost of living crisis for years. Only now is it newsworthy with people in the upper echelon also beginning to feel it. Ironically, making the dissociation gap between real people and the likes of Parliament greater than ever.”
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Enola Gay Tour Dates
8th – Gullivers, Manchester
9th – The Parish, Huddersfield
10th – Download Festival, Donnington
12th – The Horn, St Albans
13th – The Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
14th – Kazimier Stockroom, Liverpool
15th – The Prince Albert, Brighton
16th – Windmill Brixton, London
17th – The Louisiana, Bristol