February 5, 2023
Credit score: Jamie Waters

Enter Shikari are at present saying that their extremely anticipated new album, A Kiss For The Entire World, will probably be launched on twenty first April by way of SO Recordings / Ambush Actuality. The band are additionally sharing the album’s lead single ‘(pls) set me on fireplace’ in addition to information of some very particular month-to-month residency exhibits within the UK this Spring.

Restricted codecs of the brand new album come packaged with the Reside From Alexandra Palace 3 album & DVD, recorded stay in December 2021 on the band’s sold-out 10,000-capacity London present.

Because the calendar now alerts three years since Enter Shikari final launched an album – their UK #2 charting album Nothing Is True & Every little thing Is Attainable – it’s helpful to assume again to the ultimate query the band final posed followers: “Is that this a brand new starting? / Or are we near the top?” Little may they know simply how near the top issues would find yourself feeling because the occasions of the early ‘20s dimmed the sunshine within the furnace of their stay juggernaut and connection to their followers. “On the time it felt like we ourselves, as musicians, had been experiencing the demise of our band,” says lead vocalist and keyboardist Rou Reynolds.

Unsurprisingly, the important thing within the band’s ignition got here within the type of a stay present as they headlined the Obtain Pageant Pilot in entrance of 10,000 followers. The place not a single new phrase flowed from the pen of Reynolds within the two years prior, a realisation was born that might come to outline the band’s seventh LP: “I simply didn’t realise that the human and bodily connection to different folks had been so central to how I write,” he says. Enter Shikari isn’t simply 4 folks – it’s lots of of 1000’s.

As new single ‘(pls) set me on fireplace’ heralds the subsequent stage within the band’s evolution, the primary phrases we hear from Enter Shikari 2.0 don’t come within the type of a query this time, however a command: “Please set me on fireplace”. In different phrases, ignite the spark inside us and set us free. This can be a brand new Enter Shikari however they’ve misplaced nothing of their aptitude for daring opening gambits.

Reynolds feedback on the one’s conception: “Truthfully, I assumed I used to be f*****. I’ve by no means felt so indifferent from my soul, my function, my f****** spirit. I didn’t write music for nearly two years. The longest I’d gone earlier than that was two weeks. I used to be damaged. It’s virtually as if my mind had requested: “What’s the level in music if it can’t be shared? What’s the level in writing music if it’s to not be skilled with others?” after which promptly switched itself off. ‘(pls) set me on fireplace’ grew out of that desperation. This track is a projectile vomit of optimistic power. Each emotion trapped inside me for 2 years, lastly let out.”

Try ‘(pls) set me on fireplace’ – BELOW:

It was within the Spring of 2022 that the band descended to the coastal city of Chichester, and a delipidated farmhouse, to rebuild their studio setup and seize their renewed momentum on report. Utilizing solely solar energy to trace the album – in what Reynolds says was to “deliver again some sense of naivety” – the life-giving properties and Technicolor palate of A Kiss For The Entire World had been made actual. Reynolds continues: “Again to fundamentals. This band – my greatest pals – bundled into an outdated farmhouse, miles away from wherever. Off-grid, and able to rediscover ourselves. This album is powered by the solar, essentially the most highly effective object in our photo voltaic system. And I feel you may inform. It’s a set of songs that symbolize an explosive reconnection with what Enter Shikari is. The start of our second act”.

Enter Shikari have additionally detailed a set of particular 2023 UK residency exhibits to happen by means of the Spring. Reynolds explains their pondering: “It’s onerous to do something fascinating with stay exhibits at present. We needed to do one thing totally different. We’re going to turn into a neighborhood band to 5 main cities within the UK. It’s going to be fascinating to see how the exhibits evolve each time we return.”

Unique entry to tickets begins on nineteenth Jan for members of the band’s fan membership, or anybody pre-ordering the album right here. Common sale begins twenty sixth Jan.

The total schedule of album exhibits together with UK residency beneath.

Feb 15 – HERE at Outernet, London, UK
Feb 16 – New Century Corridor, Manchester, UK
Feb 17 – KK’s Metal Mill, Wolverhampton, UK
Feb 19 – SWX, Bristol, UK
Feb 20 – St Luke’s, Glasgow, UK

Mar 14 – New Century Corridor, Manchester, UK
Mar 15 – St Luke’s, Glasgow, UK
Mar 16 – KK’s Metal Mill, Wolverhampton, UK
Mar 17 – HERE at Outernet, London, UK
Mar 18 – SWX, Bristol, UK

Apr 5 – Knust, Hamburg DE
Apr 7 – Botanique, Brussels BE
Apr 8 – Luxor, Köln DE
Apr 13 – St Luke’s, Glasgow, UK
Apr 14 – New Century Corridor, Manchester, UK
Apr 15 – KK’s Metal Mill, Wolverhampton, UK
Apr 16 – SWX, Bristol, UK
Apr 17 – HERE at Outernet, London, UK

Could 03 – Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Could 05 – Backside Lounge, Chicago, IL, USA
Could 10 – Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY, USA

Enter Shikari

Enter Shikari – A Kiss For The Entire World album observe itemizing

1. A Kiss for the Entire World x
2. (pls) set me on fireplace
3. It Hurts
4. Leap into the Lightning
5. feed yøur søul
6. Useless Wooden
7. Jailbreak
8. Bloodshot
9. Bloodshot (Coda)
10. goldfĭsh ~
11. Big Pacific Octopus (i don’t know you anymore)
12. big pacific octopus swirling off into infinity…


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