Joe Nuttall & Enola Fall
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Joe Nuttall & Enola Fall

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia | SELF

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia | SELF
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"'It always comes to this'"

I've seen Enola Fall play three times in the four months I've been living in Hobart (I'm a mainlander), and I've always been stunned by the sheer emotion and energy they put into every performance. After my first listen to their third album, I was no less impressed - they've managed to capture this emotion perfectly.

Enola Fall wear their influences humbly, but proudly. They've taken the best bits from the best bands and, in true Dicko-from-Australian-Idol style, they've brought it all together and created something that's entirely their own. On this record, you'll find the gutwrenching, heartbreaking vocals of Muse, the scratchy circus waltzes of Tom Waits, Augie March-inspired guitars, frenetic drumming and mournful keys from Sigur Ros, and melodies from Fourth Floor Collapse - a band that both influence and are influenced by Enola Fall.

This record is a great one to listen to with headphones when you're travelling on a train as night is falling. It's also one to play LOUD when everyone else is out and you can jump around the room during the fast bits without looking like a dickhead. Highly recommended - you'll love this if you like Radiohead, Sigur Ros or Muse. - AMO - Australian music online

"'We never sleep'"

Enola Fall are beginning to emerge in the U.K. and U.S and spread their delightful sound nationally They've even reached as far west to Los Angeles to promote their sound and luckily upon hearing Enola Fall I was immediately smitten. Something that rarely happens but when it does it flows over the musical part of my soul like honey. They’ve been compared to a hodgepodge of Bright Eyes, Sigur Ros, Coldplay and Radiohead, and although this can be heard, mainly what shines through is their soft, pleasant instrumentation and unique, passionate, bus also simple, lyrics.

The album opens with ‘Aubade’ a brief but haunting instrumental rift that lovingly lingers to the ears. At a mere one minute and thirty nine seconds it’s concise but an excellent opener with the use of muted trumpet, low-key piano and gentle guitar that is soothing to the ears. The following track ‘Hope Against Hope’ reminds me of old-school Radiohead, for it is soft, enchanting and harmonically pleasing to hear with a sort of whining/crying type singing.

My favorite track on the album, ‘Brief Lives’ is so catchy and happily portrayed with somewhat foreboding lyrics: “Oh I have reached the end of all I know, still it seems we move around inside our dreams”. Although ‘Brief Lives’ may be my favorite piece, the real talent is most evident in track number five ‘Jerusalem’. ‘Jerusalem’ is nothing short of powerful, commanding, hypnotic and really a musical masterpiece that shines. It’s very pleasantly followed by an almost perfectly matched accompanying tune ‘Switch off, Switch off’. It’s a peaceful, melancholy ballad with a dominant bass rift and a repeating instrumentation that leaves you mesmerized.

‘The Ocean in your room’ is a short piece full of creepy piano sounds and background emergency information that you would hear before take off on a flight. It reminds me of something I would hear in a distorted dream, a Silent-Hill type video game, or some nightmare carnival – and I love it for these reasons.

Overall We Never Sleep is a pretty solid album. What it lacks in durability it makes up in sheer effort and under-dog points for the ever-changing Indie listeners. It’s polished, winning and an overall gratifying album. For three guys that aren’t presently know world-wide they seem to be teetering on the verge of a breakthrough moment, and for that they’re definitely worth giving a listen to. - One Times one music reviews


It always comes to this - 2003
We never sleep - 2005
I made a new friend e.p - 2007
Glorious Five-Year Plan - 2009



A well guarded secret, Joe Nuttall & Enola Fall have been Tasmania’s private phenomenon since 2005.

But now, armed with a brand new album out nationally on MGM come January 2009, they have pierced the fog of isolation that surrounds the Southern-most state.

The Hobart based 5-piece is on the warpath north, mounting a national tour in January/February to bring their GLORIOUS FIVE-YEAR PLAN to the people – a 10 track LP, the perfect evocation of the band’s howling, cabaret lashed indie pop.

Dressed not in the tourniquet tight drainpipes and Camden cool of the indie trend, but looking like something out of a 1920s Magritte painting, all bowler hats and menace, Joe Nuttall & Enola Fall have a sound that makes you think of Tom Waits drinking with the Arcade Fire or of Sufjan Stevens singing for the Dresden Dolls.

Joe Nuttall (beloved dictator, fearless leader) spearheads this assault. Switching between piano, banjo, guitar and a metal bucket, Joe smashes the wall between audience and musician until the crowd is both an observer and performer.

Since forming, Joe Nuttall & Enola Fall have collected a huge CV that includes... Touring Europe with UK band Turin Brakes, Supporting The Panics, Architecture in Helsinki, Eskimo Joe, Something for Kate and the Violent Femmes, Recording a live set for Triple J with producer Chris Thompson, picking up the ‘best indie pop’ award in the 2008 Amplified Awards and being the first Tasmanian band to play both Lorne and Marion Bay Falls festivals.

Utterly enigmatic, clearly unique, Joe Nuttall and Enola Fall present the new vision of their GLORIOUS FIVE-YEAR PLAN album and national tour this coming January.