ENOLA shares new single 'Metal Body', inspired by 90’s grunge and shoegaze, via Our Golden Friend (AUS) / Fire Talk (US).
ENOLA - the moniker for Australian post-punk solo artist Ruby Marshall (they/them) - today shares new single ‘Metal Body’, a powerful track that vents resentments and disappointment about failing healthcare systems.
Opening with sparing guitar and bass over a fuzzy soundscape, almost mirroring the false sense of safety that failing systems often perpetuate, ‘Metal Body’ is an intensely personal song that highlights the songwriting power from the rising multi-instrumentalist, producer and songwriter.
The pain of these frustrations can be heard, as the song contorts through dense walls of sound and paired back verses that command just as much attention. ENOLA shares of the track,
“‘Metal Body’ explores our failing healthcare systems and entities, my own experiences in witnessing loved ones fall victim to these failures, and in turn feeling my own frustration of bearing witness to such.”
“Sonically I leant into 90’s grunge and shoegaze as influences for this track, Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine & Pixies to name a few.”
Since Bigsound, ENOLA has signed with Collective Artists (Aus) and ATC Live (UK) for bookings, and US-singles label Fire Talk (Cola, Dehd, Mandy Indiana, Wombo) for the release of ‘Metal Body’ with more music to come in 2023.
Taking cues from the no-wave sounds of Joy Division and the post-punk of IDLES and Fontaines DC underpinned by a background in electronic music production, ENOLA infuses hard hitting tracks with a stinging vulnerability, applying the salve to the self-inflicted wound. Making music is where the solo artist can expose emotions to be served by them, not destroyed; where they can explore the dualities they inhabit and continue to find their voice.
"Whatever it is, I want to do it honestly. I don't want to hide. You can't connect when you're not willing to be ugly and sweaty, I try to let go of any of that,"
they share. ENOLA launched into Naarm/Melbourne's music scene with their debut self-titled EP (2019), released via local champions of the underground Burning Rose. Their recent single ‘Strange Comfort’ saw support from BBC6 Music, BBC Radio 1, Rough Trade, NOCTIS, Double J, So Young Magazine, When The Horn Blows, and more.
Live, ENOLA is an enigmatic and captivating performer, holding their audiences close. They have performed alongside some of the so-called-Australia’s most groundbreaking artists this year including RVG, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever and Divide and Dissolve, powerful showcases and performances at Bigsound.