Irish punks Enola Gay have shared their new single ‘PST.DUP’.
It is the first preview from the band’s upcoming EP, which is set for release this summer. They dropped their debut EP back in October 2021.
The track was inspired by a personal attack which left a member of the group with a fractured skull and seeks to lambast the Northern Irish conservative DUP whilst yearning for a United Ireland.
Speaking ahead of its release, the band explained: “Following a band member being brutalised in a sectarian attack that left him with a fractured skull, we felt a lot of raw hatred and some shame. After processing this, we reflected on the tribalism that fuelled the attack and our anger that followed. The attackers themselves are victims of jingoistic rhetoric that is insidiously normalised in the north of Ireland. In a country still suffering remnants of The Troubles, young people left in the middle of the road turn to alt-right political parties masquerading as conservatism such as the DUP, searching for a sense of belonging. With talks of a united Ireland looming we should consider how and why Unionists feel and fear that they will be left with nowhere to call home when they shouldn’t have to.”
The group have a series of live dates on the way:
8 – Gullivers, Manchester
9 – The Parish, Huddersfield
10 – Download Festival, Donnington
12 – Yellow Arch, Sheffield
13 – The Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
14 – Kazimier Stockroom, Liverpool
15 – The Prince Albert, Brighton
16 – Windmill Brixton, London
17 – The Louisiana, Bristol
You can check out ‘PST.DUP’ here: