Enola – It’s Not Love

Enola by Georgia Ellen Grant

Naarm-Melbourne-founded and now London, UK-based underground hybrid post-punk and electronic évocateur ENOLA – aka the solo project of Ruby Marshall (they/them) – returns with their new single, ‘It’s Not Love’, their first new track since their acclaimed 2023 EP, All Is Forgiven. ‘It’s Not Love’ is shared ahead of their showcases at The Great Escape (UK) this week –  full details below – and is out everywhere now via Our Golden Friend.

On ‘It’s Not Love’, ENOLA embarks upon a stylistic shift as they divert away from their pure post-punk aesthetics that we have become accustomed to and incorporate an abundance of electronic influences. The development is a return to ENOLA’s roots as they first emerged as an electronic producer and DJ. Still with post-punk at its core, ‘It’s Not Love’ amalgamates synths and electronic drums which in turn adorn the single with new wave reference points. ENOLA’s vocals are raw and powerful throughout, allowing us to perceive their emotion comprehensively as they compose a track in which they explore the concept of love within relationships.

Speaking about ‘It’s Not Love’, ENOLA shares, “It’s about shaking the habitual tie. The song is about how we stay in situations & dynamics that don’t serve us because we have deep rooted bonds and attachments to people, places and the past. Sometimes, it’s not real love that keeps us in situations, but more fear, guilt & inability to let go. The song is essentially asking a question, yourself why am I doing this? Why am I here? Why am I investing in this person or situation & does this make me happy? Is it love that keeps you there, is it a sense of familiarity & belonging? The weight of responsibility? And when was the last time you asked yourself this question. Is it love keeping me here? Is it love keeping us together?”


Fri 17 May – A L P H A B E T – 8:15pm

Sat 18 May – TGE Beach – 1:15pm


Sun 26 May – Say Cheese Festival – Tours, FR

Thur 30 May – Supersonic – Paris, FR

Thur 30 May – Rock School Barbey – Bordeaux, FR

Fri 31 May – Supersonic Block Party – Paris, FR

Sat 6 Jul – MIDI Festival – Hyères, FR

Fri 19 Jul – Chausse tes Tongs – Trévou-Tréguignec, FR

Thur 15 Aug – Les Route Des Rock – Saint-Malo, FR

Fri 6 Sep – Misty Fields Festival – Asten, NL

17-19 Oct – Left of the Dial Festival – Rotterdam, NL


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