Photo: Jamie Waters
Enter Shikari have announced a new album.
The follow-up to 2020’s ‘Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible’ is called ‘A Kiss For The Whole World’ and will arrive on April 21 through SO Recordings/Ambush Reality. Introducing it, vocalist and keyboardist Rou Reynolds said:
“Back to basics. This band – my best friends – bundled into an old farmhouse, miles away from anywhere. Off-grid, and ready to rediscover ourselves. This album is powered by the sun, the most powerful object in our solar system. And I think you can tell. It’s a collection of songs that represent an explosive reconnection with what Enter Shikari is. The beginning of our second act”.
As a preview, check out the lead single, (pls) set me on fire, below. It offers up the band’s trademark mix of rock and electronic influences combined with big drops, an anthemic chorus and high impact, off-kilter melodies. Reynolds commented:
“Honestly, I thought I was f*****. I’ve never felt so detached from my soul, my purpose, my f****** spirit. I didn’t write music for almost two years. The longest I’d gone before that was two weeks. I was broken. It’s almost as if my brain had asked: “What is the point in music if it cannot be shared? What is the point in writing music if it’s not to be experienced with others?” and then promptly switched itself off. ‘(pls) set me on fire’ grew out of that desperation. This song is a projectile vomit of positive energy. Every emotion trapped inside me for two years, finally set free.”
The St Albans band will support the album with a tour of the same name this spring, which will head across the UK, Europe, and visit the US for a trio of gigs. Tickets go on general sale at 10am local time on January 26.
‘A Kiss For The Whole World’ tracklist:
1. A Kiss for the Whole World x
2. (pls) set me on fire
3. It Hurts
4. Leap into the Lightning
5. feed yøur søul
6. Dead Wood
9. Bloodshot (Coda)
10. goldfĭsh ~
11. Giant Pacific Octopus (i don’t know you anymore)
12. giant pacific octopus swirling off into infinity…
Back in November, Enter Shikari released the single Bull featuring Cody Frost. According to the tracklist shared by the quartet, it will not appear on the new record.
Enter Shikari Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows
Wed February 15 2023 – LONDON HERE at Outernet
Thu February 16 2023 – MANCHESTER New Century
Fri February 17 2023 – WOLVERHAMPTON KK’s Steel Mill
Sun February 19 2023 – BRISTOL SWX
Mon February 20 2023 – GLASGOW St Lukes
Tue March 14 2023 – MANCHESTER New Century
Wed March 15 2023 – GLASGOW St Lukes
Thu March 16 2023 – WOLVERHAMPTON KK’s Steel Mill
Fri March 17 2023 – LONDON HERE at Outernet
Sat March 18 2023 – BRISTOL SWX
Thu April 13 2023 – GLASGOW St Lukes
Fri April 14 2023 – MANCHESTER New Century
Sat April 15 2023 – WOLVERHAMPTON KK’s Steel Mill
Sun April 16 2023 – BRISTOL SWX
Mon April 17 2023 – LONDON HERE at Outernet
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