Following their biggest album and Arena tour to date, Enter Shikari share the video for new single ‘Take My Country Back’, taken from critically acclaimed Top 5 album ‘The Spark’, as they head out for the Summer to play special live dates throughout the UK and Europe including festival headline slots at 2000 Trees and Boomtown in the UK.
The video for ‘Take My Country Back’ was made by long-time Enter Shikari fan, Max Graur, chosen by the band for his flair when they saw the animated video he made for ‘There’s A Price On Your Head’, taken from their fourth album ‘The Mindsweep’. Watch the video for ‘Take My Country Back’ here: (ADD LINK)
“Unfortunately the sentiment of this track still stands, more than 12 months after I wrote it. if anything, the atmosphere is worse than it was then. an increasingly hostile right-wing media acting as a megaphone for what we now know were exaggerations and outright lies, amplified by fake bot accounts on Twitter, reinforcing the prejudices of the ill-informed. It’s got a big chorus, though”. Rou Reynolds, Enter Shikari
A run of headline Scandinavian shows is also being announced to close out Enter Shikari’s 2018, which see the band returning to the region for the first time since supporting The Prodigy on their massive Invaders Must Die tour in 2009.
“It’s good to be playing a couple of new festivals, new to us anyway, this summer. I’ve heard good things about both 2000 Trees and Boomtown and they’ve both got awesome line-ups this year, plus we’re looking forward to interspersing the big festivals with a couple of club shows. With the last two UK tours being arena-sized, it’ll be nice to be back in sweaty rooms” Rou Reynolds, Enter Shikari
Enter Shikari’s critically acclaimed album ‘The Spark’ is an ambitious, inspiring piece of work that poignantly reflects their legendary career rise to have become one of the biggest and most exciting bands the UK has ever seen. Following 4 seminal albums of which 3 have been Top 10, ’The Spark’, produced by David Kosten (Everything Everything, Bat For Lashes), is the bands most melodic and personal album to date; a soundtrack to our tumultuous world, a record for everyone who’s filled with frustration but hasn’t lost the capacity for hope.
‘The Spark’ tracklist:
1. The Spark
2. The Sights
3. Live Outside
4. Take My Country Back
6. Rabble Rouser
8. Undercover Agents
9. The Revolt Of The Atoms
10. An Ode To Lost Jigsaw Pieces (in two movements)
11. The Embers
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
Watch the video for ‘Take Back My Country’ here: