Video: Enter Shikari Release Brand New Song – Redshift

Enter Shikari, Photo credit: Corinne Cumming

Enter Shikari, Photo credit: Corinne Cumming

Enter Shikari released a new video for their brand new single ‘Redshift’ on Annie Mac’s BBC 1 show last night. You can watch the video for ‘Redshift’ at this link or below:

Enter Shikari is still on the road supporting both 2014s The Mindsweep and 2015s companion album The Mindsweep Hospitalized. ‘Redshift’ is produced by the band and producer Dan Weller, and mixed by Tim Bran (London Grammar, La Roux, The Verve). The video directed by Mike Tyler (previous ES videos or ‘Anaesthetist’ and ‘Torn Apart’).

 

Rou Reynolds comments:

“Redshift is a song about bloody good luck! On the grandest of scales! Literally! Our universe is expanding faster and faster and a few trillion years from now, everything will have sped away from us so fast that all we would see when looking out from Earth is empty space. We would deduce that we were totally alone in the universe. A lost sheep. The last and only biscuit in the tin”

Enter Shikari is heading out on tour in the UK with The Wonder Years and the freshly-reformed original line-up of The King Blues. They will play bigger venues than at any time in their career and will utilize quadrophonic sound design at every show. This will be followed up by a tour of Germany with The Qemists and Modestep on different halves of dates.

Enter Shikari – The Mindsweep Tour 2016

UK Tour

Feb 18: O2 Academy – Glasgow, UK
Feb 19: Corn Exchange – Edinburgh, UK
Feb 20: Motorpoint Arena – Nottingham, UK
Feb 22: International Center – Bournemouth, UK
Feb 23: Motorpoint Arena – Cardiff, UK
Feb 25: Victoria Warehouse – Manchester, UK
Feb 27: Alexandra Palace – London, UK

Mainland Europe tour dates

Mar 13: Autre Canal – Nancy, FR
Mar 14: La Laiterie – Strasbourg, FR
Mar 15: Trabendo – Paris, FR
Mar 17: Krakatoa – Bordeaux, FR
Mar 18: La Sirene – La Rochelle, FR
Mar 19: Zentraal – Pampalona, ES
Mar 20: Sala Apolo – Barcelona, ES
Mar 22: New Age – Treviso, IT
Mar 23: Kesselhaus – Munich, DE
Mar 24:Huxley’s – Berlin, DE
Mar 26: Paaspop Festival – NL
Mar 27: Ewerk – Cologne, DE
Mar 28: Ab – Brussels, BE

Tickets and details : www.entershikari.com/shows

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Enter Shikari – The Mindsweep: Hospitalised

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I’m going to do something that bugs the crap out of me in music writing and break one of my own unwritten rules. I’m going to talk about myself.  I hope by the time you get to the end of the review you’ll see why.

I fucking hate remix albums. Can’t be fucking arsed, and I’ve only properly ever bothered with three of them, of which two I actually like (go figure) – Linkin Park’s ‘Reanimation’ and Die KruppsII – The Final Remixes, though the third, Remanufacture can bog right off. I don’t particularly “do” or care for dancey or electronic music, and I don’t really have the frame of references, so I’m not going to patronise you, or myself, by guessing or pretending to have more than a superficial understanding of the styles of music these tunes have been adapted to.

OK, stepping back behind the fourth wall and sitting back down… One of the (other) unwritten rules some smart arses love to pedal is that it truly shows that a song is a genuinely good one if you can rip it from its original trappings and endowments and present it in a different, usually barer format and it still stand true. So, all that bollocks said, and it comes down to this; The Mindsweep: Hospitalised don’t ‘alf prove them smart arses right. While The Mindsweep¸ a cracking album, is the better version, the new presentations, for the most part stripping the vitriol of the origin and refracting the tunes,  do showcase the quality songwriters Enter Shikari have developed into.

Following the original tracklist, first track ‘The Appeal and The Mindsweep I’ (Metrik), with guitars replaced, and with beats tricky, works superbly to ease the mind into accepting the styles incoming. Other highlights include, ‘The Anaesthetist’, the original albums’ tribute to The Prodigy, is spread out by Reso, now running through treacle, and becomes a warped spiral of a jogging on a treadmill tinnitus breakout, ‘Never Let Go Of The Microscope’ (Etherwood) grimes and judders and Hugh Hardie’s remix of ‘Torn Apart’ plays with the pop-epica of the original, nodding its way through to the end with an understated smile. ‘The Bank of England’ (Lynx) and ‘There’s A Price On Your Head’ (Danny Byrd) casually saunter, teaming up with a subtle ‘Dear Future Historians’ (London Elektricity) as a reflective, effective trio late on in the album, though perhaps the Erised remix of ‘Interlude’ is the best reinterpretation, bringing in a cool female vocal and working the basics into a whole new song.

The Mindsweep: Hospitalised sees artists from Shikari’s label, Hospital Records, rework their newest album, and while the quality and allure vary, it is actually a probing and stimulating release that further enhances the reputation of its originators as a group that has grown into a set of songwriters par excellence, and sees this curio as a valid sister release to the original.

So… guess that makes it three I can be bothered with, then.

 

7.5/10

 

STEVE TOVEY

Video: Enter Shikari Prepare Remix Album, Video for Anaesthetist

Enter Shikari remix album Hospitalised 2015

Enter Shikari have teamed up with respected drum & bass music Hospital Records for a remix album, titled The Mindsweep: Hospitalized due on October 30th from Hopeless Records. You can watch the first video for Reso’s remix of ‘Anaesthetistat this link or below:

 

The Mindsweep: Hospitalised is a track by track reworking of The Mindsweep (Hopeless), done by some of the biggest names in drum and bass from Hospital Records such as Metrik, S.P.Y, Danny Byrd, London Elektricit, Keeno and more.

 
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Vocalist Rou Reynolds commented on the album:

“We’ve always been big on our B-sides and remixes. With every album, we’ve always tried to get a load of drum & bass remixes done. Hospital-wise, we did one with High Contrast around the time of our second album Common Dreads, for instance. While we were making The Mindsweep we started the idea of having a consolidated collection of just d’n’b tracks. Because The Mindsweep is such a varied album we just thought it’d be quite interesting to see what a drum & bass take on each track would be, and Hospital’s the one label that I personally have been into forever.”

 

The Mindsweep: Hospitalised track listing:

01. The Appeal & The Mindsweep I (Metrik remix)
02. The One True Colour (Keeno remix)
03. Anaesthetist (Reso remix)
04. The Last Garrison (S.P.Y remix)
05. Never Let Go Of The Microscope (Etherwood remix)
06. Myopia (Bop remix)
07. Torn Apart (Hugh Hardie remix)
08 . Interlude (The Erised remix)
09 . The Bank Of England (Lynx remix)
10. There’s A Price On Your Head (Danny Byrd remix)
11. Dear Future Historians (London Elektricity remix)
12. The Appeal & The Mindsweep II (Krakota remix)