I am a massive fan of Enter Shikari. They are an incredibly talented outfit who are not afraid to mix up their sound. When you check out an Enter Shikari album you can expect to find dub step fused with rock, electronica fused with metalcore, always fresh always interesting.
It does sometimes take a few listens to reach an understanding of where songs are coming from but the effort is repaid in spades.
Today has seen Enter Shikari drop their new single, Redshift and if this is anything to go by it may indicate that the next Enter Shikari album may be more of a straight rock affair. I listened a few times to get the feel of it but it was only when I watched the video that things really fell into place. The video is visually stunning and really helps to put the lyrics into context. You Reynolds is a master song-writer and this tune may indicate that he is currently on a creative high.
Produced by the band and Mindsweep producer Dan Weller, and mixed by Tim Bran (London Grammar, La Roux, The Verve), the track is accompanied by a video directed by Mike Tyler (responsible for the bands previous videos Anaesthetist and Torn Apart)
As vocalist Rou Reynolds explains:
“Redshift is a song about bloody good luck! On the grandest of scales! Literally! Our universe is expanding faster and faster and a few trillion years from now, everything will have sped away from us so fast that all we would see when looking out from Earth is empty space. We would deduce that we were totally alone in the universe. A lost sheep. The last and only biscuit in the tin”
‘Redshift’ arrives ahead of the band’s most ambitious UK tour; bigger rooms than they have headlined in before, utilising quadrophonic sound for the first time in their live career, and their largest production to date. Support comes from The Wonder Years and the freshly-reformed original line-up of The King Blues.
Following the UK run, Enter Shikari head to mainland Europe for a tour that includes the band’s biggest German shows ever, and see them joined by The Qemists for the first half of the tour, and Modestep for the remainder.
The full dates are as follows:
ENTER SHIKARI – THE MINDSWEEP TOUR 2016
FEBRUARY – UK.
THUR 18 – GLASGOW – O2 Academy
FRI 19 – EDINBURGH – Corn Exchange
SAT 20 – NOTTINGHAM – Motorpoint Arena
MON 22 – BOURNEMOUTH – International Center
TUES 23 – CARDIFF – Motorpoint Arena
THUR 25 – MANCHESTER – Victoria Warehouse
SAT 27 – LONDON – Alexandra Palace