Now this is how you tour the UK!
Enter Shikari have announced a massive UK tour which included 28 dates in smaller and intimate venues including The Welly in Hull and the Cheese & Grain in Frome kicking off in December and finishing up in February 2019.
This tour is the first for a while from Shikari that’s not only big venues in major cities across the UK with lead singer Rou Reynolds explaining “It’s also no secret that austerity and the looming potential disaster of Brexit have seen people having to be a lot more careful with how they spend their money. With things being what they are right now, it doesn’t seem fair for only those who can afford the travel to a major city for a night out (plus the inevitable other costs that go along with it) to be able to see a show. Playing 28 dates across the UK is our way of taking what we do back to as many people as possible, in the most intimate and direct way”
It’s a refreshing change of pace to see a big band such as Shikari take to the smaller venues and we definitely think other bands should look at following in their footsteps!
Well 2000 Trees just got bigger!
As promised from their last announcement which announced At The Drive In as their first headline act, which will also be their only UK festival performance this year, as well as acts like Creeper, Hell is for Heroes and Basement, 2000 Trees have just revealed their second offering to a line up which is truly starting to stack up.
Their second headline act is none other than the genre melting quartet Enter Shikari, notorious for their high octane, energy packed sets, Enter Shikari will take over the main stage on either the Friday or the Saturday with At The Drive In already confirmed to headline on Thursday.
Along with Enter Shikari, eight other bands have also been added to the bill including: Boston Manor, Black Foxxes, Conjurer, SHVPES, Holding Absence, Holiday Oscar, Chapter and Verse and Loathe.
Tickets officially go on sale at 9am tomorrow morning and with the bands they have announced for this already, this is a festival you will need to add to your diary for 2018!
Here is a handy playlist to get you hyped!
Fantasy line-ups just got real
Radio 1 have announced that Arcane Roots, Architects, Enter Shikari, Marmozets, Neck Deep and PVRIS will all come together for a one off show called Radio 1 Rocks held at the Maida Vale studios on Halloween.
What makes this even more special is that YOU could be there by applying here!
Absolutely unreal line up this!
The first ever Album of the Week comes from the latest release from genre bending band Enter Shikari. Their return to the spotlight comes with their fifth release and probably the most refined yet different from the band yet, to the point when genre bending no longer accurately describes them.
The Spark feels more personal, and more defined, with songs like ‘The Sights’ and ‘Take My Country Back’ reminding me of the Enter Shikari we all know and love but then songs such as ‘Rabble Rouser’ and ‘Shinrin-yoku’ introduces you to a different side to the band that isn’t often heard yet still work with the context of the album.
Check out the album below:
The band themselves often went out to say that this album was different to others, but they could say that before each of their albums, as part of their appeal is the constant evolution of their sound, taking different tones from album to album, but all still getting across their beliefs and messages clearly.
Check out Shikari’s latest video release here: