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Enola Gay releases new single 'Through Men's Eyes'

Irish post-punk band Enola Gay has released a new single, the furious ‘Through Men’s Eyes’.

The song directly addresses the “rugby rape trial” of 2018, where professional rugby player Paddy Jackson, teammate Stuart Olding, and two of their cohorts were acquitted on rape and assault charges.

“We felt compelled to call out not only a specific case but the justice system itself and the boastful nature of ‘lad culture’ that normalises first-world rape culture,” the band explain in a statement. “It was a case which divided Ireland as we witnessed social circles torn and managers in staff rooms silencing the subject. People wanted to brush it under the carpet, perpetuating victims not wanting to come forward when victims should not be silenced.”

“We’ve learnt a lot about the plight of victims through listening to women we know and other people in the public eye, it’s something that was never spoken about in the media growing up. As more and more victims feel empowered to come forward with their stories, it destigmatises victimhood and allows people to feel like they are not alone. Through Men’s Eyes is a way for us to show solidarity with women from all walks of life that have left feeling marginalised and silenced by the rulings of a broken and biased court system.”

Check out the audio for ‘Through Men’s Eyes’. Enola Gay have an enormous number of tour dates slated for Spring 2022. You can check out their extensive UK tour stops down below.

Enola Gay 2022 UK tour dates:

March

  • 4 Glasgow Broadcast
  • 5 Edinburgh Sneaky Pete’s
  • 6 Newcastle Underground
  • 7 Sunderland Independent
  • 8 York Fulford Arms
  • 10 Scunthorpe Cafe Indie
  • 11 Hull Adelphi
  • 12 Leeds Hyde Park Book Club
  • 13 Huddersfield Parish
  • 14 Blackpool Bootleg Social
  • 16 Liverpool Jimmy’s
  • 17 Manchester YES (Basement)
  • 18 Sheffield Sidney and Matilda
  • 19 Nottingham Bodega
  • 20 Stoke Sugarmill
  • 22 Birmingham Sunflower Lounge
  • 23 Norwich Voodoo Daddy’s
  • 24 Cambridge Portland Arms
  • 25 Bedford Esquires
  • 26 Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
  • 28 Bristol Rough Trade
  • 28 Bristol Crofters Rights
  • 29 Oxford Jericho Tavern
  • 30 Reading Face Bar
  • 31 Southampton Heartbreakers

April

  • 1 Brighton Prince Albert
  • 3 Tunbridge Wells Forum
  • 4 Margate Elsewhere
  • 5 Guildford Boileroom
  • 6 London Brixton Windmill

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