Enola Fall has released the video for their current single ‘Closer.’ The video, features a young Dick York (of Bewitched fame!) and director Neil Triffett explains how it came about:
“The footage comes from an educational film company called Coronet Films, which started making videos for schools in the 1940s. There are five videos in total edited into the music clip, ranging from topics such as making friends to insomnia. Dick York, later known for Bewitched, is in three of them and this was likely his earliest film work.
The concept was to build a story around the themes of longing that are in “Closer.” I had wanted to do something with Coronet Instructional Films for a while and remembered a scene in which two boys met at a diner, and there was a complex interaction that took place between them. The scene was purely about making friends (homosexuality wouldn’t have been in the minds of the filmmakers) but there was such a complex series of looks that the scene turned into something quite different. The music clip is built around that scene. In some ways, it’s as if these kids are trapped in these films, kept in a continual process of schooling and trying to fit in. The internet is filled with mash-ups of Coronet films that poke fun at the old-fashioned values, but there is a sadness to them as well. They are strange time-capsules.”
Check out the video Premiere via Crave Online and click here to watch via YouTube.
Enola Fall, from Tasmania; Australia’s oft forgotten southernmost state is led by singer Joe Nuttall, who says the band was created in 2005 as an outlet for him to annoy the largest number of people possible with his falsetto. The last time the band toured the states was in 2014.
The band is currently on a month long cross-country stint showcasing tunes from their next album, expected in spring of 2017. While their last release, Heliotropic showcased a Cure/New Order vibe, Nuttal explains “This new record is shaping up to be somewhere more in the vicinity of Kate Bush, Bowie (RIP), Sufjan Stevens and several other amazing musicians that I probably shouldn’t be comparing myself to.” Three more Los Angeles area dates have just been announced.
Enola Fall has released 3 albums, 3 EPs, and has toured in Australia and across the world headlining and 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 2015 release of Heliotropic, Enola Fall have been invited to take the stage at America’s prestigious Culture Collide Festival, playing alongside acts like Ash and British India, and has also seen them play to enthusiastic crowds in Portland, San Francisco and LA in the same trip. Nuttall talks about touring in America: “I’m obsessed with touring in America. Sometimes you can feel the musical history of that country on the highways… it’s no coincidence that there are so many songs named after US states and cities. It’s a huge, sprawling, brawling glorious mess!”