Saturday 22nd September saw the one year anniversary of Enter Shikari’s critically acclaimed, award-winning, UK Album Chart Top 5 album ‘The Spark’.
To mark the occasion, the band have released a new remix of the first single taken from ‘The Spark’, ‘Live Outside’,
mixed by their own alter-ego project the Shikari Sound System. The track is available via all download and streaming
services worldwide HERE…
The remix comes accompanied with a vertically formatted remix of the original video, reimagined by the band’s longtime Ukranian visual collaborator Oleg Rooz.
Enter Shikari have also announced the imminent publication of ‘The Spark – Lyrics & Exegesis of Rou Reynolds’, a companion paperback book to 2017’s ‘Dear Future Historians’ hardback (now out of print, and still in high demand), which compiled lyrics and essays relating to the band’s past decade of releases, including the first four albums and stand-alone singles. The limited edition book is published by Faber Music and available from all good bookstores from 26th November, or by pre-order now from Enter Shikari’s store…
‘The Spark’ album campaign will be concluded with the wide reaching ‘Stop The Clocks Tour’ that begins December 2018 and continues until April 2019. The tour takes in the longest run of UK dates the band has ever undertaken, as well as extensive German and Russian dates, along with Scandinavia and key European city stops. Several of the shows are already sold out, with several more just handfuls of tickets away from joining them.
Enter Shikari frontman Rou Reynolds had this to say regarding the ‘Live Outside’ remix and video:
“The ‘Live Outside’ remix has been a staple of our Shikari Sound System DJ sets for a while now and always goes down a treat. Excited to finally release it into the world on the anniversary of the album’s release. We’re truly touched that The Spark affected so many people worldwide, and so viscerally too. It was both a struggle and a joy to make, and still gives me such a rush to play the songs live”.
“I’m thrilled to be working again with Faber and publishing my second book of lyrics and essays. I’m a strong believer that dissection and analysis of music or art does not – contrary to popular belief – diminish it or reduce its magic. As Beethoven said, “Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets; art deserves that”. I hope readers of this piece of explanatory literature will find it exciting and interesting.”
Acclaim for ‘The Spark’:
“An almost faultless fifth album.” Sunday Times Culture (Dazzler of the Week)
“Enter Shikari¹s most eclectic and accomplished album to date.” **** The Independent
“There is a new found clarity and focus here that suggests The Spark could be the album that cements them as one of the U.K¹s biggest bands.” Evening Standard
“A tempestuous tribute to a world on fire. a crossover classic.” **** NME
“The Spark is undoubtedly going to be one of the albums of the year.” KKKK Kerrang!
Listen to ‘Live Outside’ Sound System Remix here:
Header Photo Credit – Tom Pullen.