Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


Sounds like

The Jezabels, Wolf Parade, Arcade Fire


band members

Joe Nuttall - Singing, Guitars, Piano, Banjo. Mark Woodward - Bass. Lochie James - Guitars. Stan Barnes - Drums, Trombone


Influences

Tom Waits, The Drones, Broken Social Scene


Website

Bio

Enola Fall is an indie band from Tasmania; Australia’s often forgotten southernmost state. They have spent the last few years carving out a niche as the missing link between the oblique pop of Alt-J and the windswept melancholy of The National and Bon Iver.
Led by singer Joe Nuttall, Enola Fall was created in 2005 as an outlet for Nuttall to annoy the largest number of people possible with his falsetto. In this time, he has released three albums and toured not only in Australia, but across the world.
Enola Fall have toured consistently across Australia, appearing at festivals such as Falls Festival, Southern Roots, Peats Ridge and the Spiegeltent at Ten Days On The Island. They have also toured as support to some of Australia’s hardest working bands from The Jezabels, and Sparkadia, through to Amanda Palmer, The Beards and The Violent Femmes. Since the release of Heliotropic last year, Enola Fall were invited to take the stage at America’s prestigious Culture Collide Festival, playing alongside acts like Ash (UK) British India and Ngairre in October, which also saw them play to enthusiastic crowds in Portland, San Francisco and LA in the same trip. “We were also lucky enough to play the CicLAvia Festival in the heart of LA,” says Nuttall, “as well as shows in San Francisco, Portland and Seattle.”
A two time finalist in the International Song Writing Competition, Enola Fall have found an audience in the USA, having previously performed showcases at CMJ in 2013 and 2014, the band will be returning for further shows this year. “We’re really grateful to have a solid fan base in the US that allows us to go back almost yearly. Radio seems to have come on board in the US - people are hearing and thinking "this is cool" and then they hear we're from Tasmania so that's the HUH factor.”
2016 will see the band write and record their fourth album due for a mid-year release. “The new one is called 'Lunar,’ it's the companion to Heliotropic. This time, instead of focusing on depression and mental illness, I'm looking at slightly less bleak things. But it's also darker... sleazier if you will. The sound is all clicking guitars and very precise beats. Much less hysterical then Heliotropic,” finishes Nuttall.
2016 is already shaping up to be a big year for the band in the lead up to the release of Lunar, later this year.
Praise for single Lions taken from Heliotropic “The track has an immediate likeability that makes me wonder if it could pop up on a future film subject” – USA Today
“The band is really good.” – Huffington Post

Praise for Stab On! taken from Heliotropic
“You feel compelled to keep listening to their soul-searching lyrics as the beat presses forward.” – Stereogum

“Stab On! Instantly pulls in the listener with its powerful arrangements and infectious vocals and lyrics” – Diffuser

General reviews for Enola Fall
“Frontman Joe Nuttall has a knack for shifting at just the right time and in just the right way to coax drama out of his songs” - Boston Globe
“This was one of the most unique shows I have witnessed” - AMN

Review

Reviewed by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

17 May 2013

Triple J
40

Enola Fall seem capable of a heap of different sounds. This one hits the anthemic, uplifting button and nails it. Reminds me of Delays for obvious reasons. Good stuff.

Enola Fall seem capable of a heap of different sounds. This one hits the anthemic, uplifting button and nails it. Reminds me of Delays for obvious reasons. Good stuff.

Review

Review by Laura Elby

03 Mar 2016

35

sooo good, would be awesome seeing you live! Definitely has that dark undertone going on.

sooo good, would be awesome seeing you live! Definitely has that dark undertone going on.

Review

Review by noti. noti.

24 Nov 2015

40

big band sound, there is energy bouncing out of the track!

big band sound, there is energy bouncing out of the track!