Enter Shikari have unveiled a second track, ‘The King’, from their anticipated album ‘Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible’ released on 17th April 2020, through So Recordings. ‘The King’ fuses breakbeat tempo verses with brass-fuelled punk roar choruses, passing through an unexpected minimal “pop drop” on a journey towards its (in the parlance of the composer Rou Reynolds) “ghastly breakdown”.
Frontman Rou Reynolds said:
“The King is about the fervent, rushed desire we as humans often have for revenge. It’s almost a lesson in patience and forgiveness. Not just lyrically, but also because of how much of a struggle this boisterous track was to make. The fiddly detail in the drum production, the weird guitar tones, the five different choruses I went through before finding the right one! We’re glad we stuck with it and tamed this beast and can’t wait to play it live.”
The release of ‘The King’ follows the video for first single ‘The Dreamer’s Hotel’ and the announcement of additional intimate album launch shows in Moscow and New York both of which sold out in under a minute. The band have announced the UK dates that will go on sale on Wednesday 18th March at 10AM. Full dates below.
15th – Hamburg, DE – Mojo – SOLD OUT
16th – Paris, FR – Le Petit Bain – SOLD OUT
18th – Sheffield, UK – Leadmill
19th – Glasgow, UK – St Lukes
20th – Liverpool, UK – Invisible Wind Factory
22nd – London, UK – Subterania
23rd – Bristol, UK – SWX
27th – Moscow, RUS – 16 Tons – SOLD OUT
12th – New York, USA – Mercury Lounge – SOLD OUT
Tickets and more information: www.entershikari.
‘Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible’ is produced to dazzling effect by renowned frontman and visionary Rou Reynolds, from a band at the peak of their creative output with a unique story, underlining their 13-year succession as a pioneering and uncompromising musical force. This is an album about possibility, the unnerving irony of endless possibility, the band asking themselves what they can achieve as the world questions “what is possible?”.