Enola Gay played the Horn last year, just days before a very successful Great Escape, where for many people, they were one of the best new bands. Since then they have continued to make waves while we await news of their debut album. Tonight’s gig came off the back of another successful set at the Download festival and very little sleep since then.
With an extra year of touring, they were clearly a much tighter band. While some of the roughness had been lost, and maybe a bit of the edginess from last year. Their confidence to perform night after night to a high level meant that even without several days of sleep, there was no short-changing the audience. They seemed to gain energy from the enthusiastic audience and blasted through their set.
Support was from Beaf, who won last week’s Battle of the Bands semi-final and an unusual band, Fat Concubine, who played more experimental music that I think left many bemused, but admit, I enjoyed.