ENOLA on How Love, a Tumultuous Past and Bukowski Inspired Their Debut EP ‘All Is Forgiven’

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ENOLA has released their debut EP, All Is Forgiven. The Naarm-based post-punk musician has been making fans everywhere they’ve been over the past 12 months, whether it be performing at industry events like BIGSOUND and SXSW Sydney, festivals such as Dark Mofo and OK Motels, or supporting the likes of RVG, Sleaford Mods and Cash Savage and the Last Drinks.

ENOLA’s six-track debut EP includes the 2022 singles ‘Metal Body’ and ‘Strange Comfort’, as well as the recent ‘Looking Back’, a reverby post-punk song about forgiving yourself and letting go. ENOLA will take All Is Forgiven on tour in January and February 2024 – find all the tour dates below.

In conjunction with the release of All Is Forgiven, ENOLA tells Music Feeds about the musicians, writers, collaborators and psychic experiences that influenced the EP.

ENOLA: All Is Forgiven

The past

ENOLA: I’m influenced by the past and the way it shapes us and continues to live in our minds and bodies. In the end, I think life is one continued act of letting go. I’m someone who’s always been quite nostalgic and I look inwards a lot, just due to a tumultuous past and wanting to be free of that. I feel like a lot of my lyrics up to this point have been about the past, but then on my new EP, you have songs like ‘Miss You’ and ‘Looking Back’ that are more relevant to the present.

A podcast on this that shaped my life and that really covers all of this is the Michael Singer Podcast. I was introduced to it at the start of this year and it’s really been a rock for me.


ENOLA: Love, longing, desire and matters of the heart – the pursuit of a high love, without conditions or expectation. Love for me is really the base of my hierarchy of needs. Love rules my world.

My band

ENOLA: My band and the incredible musicians that I worked with on the EP are constant sources of inspiration. They have helped me to grow and expand as an artist. Josh Prendergast, my guitarist, also plays in a band called Dayzed and James Tyrrell, who plays drums, is also in Program. And Maya, my bassist, as well. It’s cool to be able to create together in different ways. The music community can be really supportive like that

Music, art, books and poetry

ENOLA: Bands like Joy Division, Fontaines D.C., IDLES, Beach House – they’ve all got songs that have been a lighthouse for me at some point and expanded my idea of what the music I write could be.

Also texts like Book of Longing by Leonard Cohen, Patti Smith’s Collected Lyrics, The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, and a lot of Charles Bukowski.

The world around me

ENOLA: I am inspired by the world around me: the city, the moon, the sky, and the moment unfolding in front of me.

ENOLA’s debut EP, All Is Forgiven, is out now through Hell Beach/Onelove. Stream and purchase it here.

ENOLA ‘All Is Forgiven’ Tour 2024

  • Saturday, 13th January – Major Tom’s, Taungurung/Kyneton VIC
  • Thursday, 18 January – House of Music & Booze, Eora/Sydney NSW
  • Friday, 19th January – TBH Fridays, Dharawal/Woolongong NSW
  • Friday, 2nd February – The Gaso, Naarm/Melbourne VIC
  • Saturday, 17th February – The Eastern, Wadawurrung/Ballarat VIC

Tickets on sale now

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