Enter Shikari have released the storming new track “Stop The Clocks”, BBC Radio 1’s “Hottest Record” on the Annie Mac show last night, ahead of playing four special sets at this year’s Reading and Leeds Festival on August 23rd – 25th. The single will be their first release on So Recordings.
“2018 was the first full year in Enter Shikari’s professional career in which we didn’t release any new music. We loved how The Spark was connecting with people and wanted to give the album its rightful breathing space. but, not wanting to be dormant, we began a new track towards the end of the year. Anyone who has seen us live recently will have heard ‘Stop The Clocks’ – it’s an upbeat post-punk pop track about the joys of human connection. When someone is open and honest about their vulnerabilities, others can connect with them, and then all of us can feel stronger and more comfortable. It conveys the relief, warmth and freeing nature of the normalisation of mental health struggles, following decades of stigmatism. A flickering flame of positivity in these difficult and regressive times.” Says lead singer Rou Reynolds of the new single.
Ever since the band added “Stop The Clocks”’ to their live show in December 2018, the track has become a firm fan favorite, with Shikari-related social media and fan groups pleading for a studio version.
Enter Shikari tour dates:
Friday 20th AUSTIN, TX – Barracuda
Saturday 21st DALLAS, TX – Deep Ellum Art Co.
Monday 23rd NASHVILLE, TN – The Basement East
Tuesday 24th ATLANTA, GA – The Loft
Thursday 26th BALTIMORE, MD – Soundstage
Sunday 29th PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Foundry ** SOLD OUT **
Monday 30th NEW YORK, NY – Bowery Ballroom
Wednesday 2nd OTTAWA, ON – Maverick’s
Thursday 3rd TORONTO, ON – The Mod Club
Friday 4th DETROIT, MI – Crofoot Ballroom
Saturday 5th GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Pyramid Scheme
Monday 7th CHICAGO, IL – Lincoln Hall