English rock band ENTER SHIKARI reveal their new album The Mindsweep to their fans prior to its release date of January 20, 2015 as they embark on a U.S. headline tour (dates below). “This limbo period… this purgatory… is finally over,” explains frontman Rou Reynolds. “We can present to you all the fruits of adversity. This bastion. This new limb. This lasting record of who we are, and what we stand for, in the year 2015AD. I hope it makes your Tympanic Membrane vibrate and your neurons fire like nothing else before,” he adds. The album is currently streaming in its entirety here. In addition, the band recently released an animated music video for their iTunes deluxe version bonus track “Slipshod”which was animated by Peter MacAdams (Ren & Stimpy). Head on over toYouTube for your viewing pleasure. Also, the band recently released videos for“The Last Garrison” and “Anaesthetist”.
Enter Shikari will be following up their British and European tours with 30 shows in the U.S. including two festival appearances. Their trek will kick off at Never Say Never Festival in Mission, TX on March 20th, rattle around Texas for a couple days, head to the East Coast to work its way up the coast to Canada, bounce around the Midwest en route to the West Coast then work its way down the West Coast and back to Texas to conclude at San Antonio’s The Korova on April 28th. Enter Shikari has been awarded Best Live Band numerous times by bothKerrang! and the Association of Independent Music if that’s any indication of the caliber of their live shows. Album/Ticket bundles and general admission tickets are available now via Ticketspin.
The Mindsweep has been receiving boatloads of critical acclaim. Alternative Press gave it a perfect 5 out of 5 and expressed,”…it’s hard not to proclaim it as the best album of Enter Shikari’s already impressive career. Yes, it’s that good.” Kerrang! joined the party with a flawless 5 out of 5 review and voiced, “The Mindsweep is the most enjoyable album Enter Shikari have ever made.” Rock Sound added, “The Mindsweep is the aural equivalent of a thousand-strong march through the capital.” While NME named “Never Let Go of the Microscope” an Essential New Track and Kerrang! included it on their The 10 New Rock Tracks Melting Our Ears! playlist. Their first single “The Last Garrison” along with “Never Let Go of the Microscope” and “Slipshod” are currently available via iTunes. Album pre-orders are available through the band’s website and oniTunes.
Enter Shikari formed in England’s Hertfordshire in 2003. They cemented themselves into the global music scene with their unique style of incorporating post-hardcore and heavy metal sub-genres with elements of various electronic genres creating a very distinct sound. To date, all of their albums debuted in the Top 10 on the Official UK Album Chart, including two at #4. Enter Shikari continues to use their music as a vehicle to reach masses while they confront both political and social issues.
The Mindsweep will be released on January 20, 2015 via Hopeless Records. ENTER SHIKARI is Rou Reynolds (vocals), Rory Clewlow (guitar, vocals), Chris Batten (bass), and Rob Rolfe (drums).