Enter Shikari have unveiled a live video for recent single ‘Redshift’, recorded at the bands biggest headline show to date at London’s Alexandra Palace.
You can view the video here: https://youtu.be/frj7IR0sMww
Whilst plans were afoot to release the whole show visually in some way or another, technology had other ideas; and so the band members jumped in to salvage what they could, in the DIY fashion that has become their stock-in-trade.
We’ll let frontman Rou Reynolds elaborate :
“After such a spectacle, we decided to cobble together and edit the footage from the jumbotrons on the night. Unfortunately a lot of the crowd footage was warped and unusable, but we were only able to put together one great track rather a whole show, but we hope this'll give you's an idea of the energy on the night. As I edited the video, Rory and our engineer / foxy hunk Tim Morris edited the audio too. Being such a DIY tour - programming the video screen content and 4.1 surround sound mix ourselves, for example - it seems only right and proper that we apply that approach to the documentation of the show too. Victory snatched from the jaws of defeat, and all that”.
Full audio from the show does, however, exist. It is currently at mixing stage and will move into the “what are we doing with it now we have it?” stage very soon.
Enter Shikari are spending the summer appearing at various European festivals (including a one-off 5000 capacity outdoor headline show in Budapest, Hungary), and will end their working year with tours of Japan & Australia, while demoing new material filling in the gaps in the diary.
Tues 5th - Czech Republic - Rock For People
Fri 15th - Romania - Electric Castle
Sat 30th - Russia - Amber Beach
Thur 11th - Latvia - Kubana
Fri 19th - Ukraine - Zaxidfest
Sat 20th - Germany - Rock Am See
Mon 22nd - Austria - And There Come The Wolves
Wed 24th - Hungary - Budapest Babanegra Track (headline show)
Thur 25th - Poland - Czad Festival
Sat 3rd - Italy - Home Festival
Tues 6th - Japan - Tokyo (w/ Crossfaith + Beartooth + Noisemaker)
Thur 8th - Japan - Osaka (w/ Crossfaith + Beartooth + Noisemaker)
Fri 9th - Japan - Nagoya (w/ Crossfaith + Beartooth + Noisemaker)
Sat 10th - Japan - Tokyo (w/ Crossfaith + Beartooth + Noisemaker)
Mon 19th - Australia - Melbourne (w/ Hacktivist + Stories)
Tues 20th - Australia - Brisbane (w/ Hacktivist + Stories)
Wed 21st - Australia - Sydney (w/ Hacktivist + Stories)
Thur 22nd - Australia - Adelaide (w/ Hacktivist + Stories)
Sat 24th - Australia - Fremantle (w/ Hacktivist + Stories)
Latvia’s Tesa operate with evident conviction, and their flourishing, distinct sound is the epitome of how grand and graceful guitar-driven music can be. Since 2005, the trio of Karlis Tone, Davis Burmeisters and Janis Burmeisters have created a mature, rapturous vision of heavy music without the constraints of genre, reverting to their trusted intuition to create the glorious movements that can challenge any of the founding figures of long-form rock with depth.
"Ghost" their latest LP formed of five segments for each letter, will see physical release (in CD and 2xLP format) through My Proud Mountain on 5th August, and it is a phenomenal demonstration of the band’s gripping adaptive approach. With the assistance of James Plotkin’s mastering (he who has worked with Sunn O))), Electric Wizard, Earth, Michael Gira, Tim Hecker and many more), "Ghost" sounds loud and important played at any volume, and the palpable passages of suspense and subsequent devastating releases give the record a momentum that endures all 40 minutes.
Most spectacular is the apparent ease in which all three members, working together so closely, supply heaving riffs, emotionally exhausting melodies and soundscapes, and heroic lively tempo, creating a sound that cannot be named but can be intensely felt. This capacity of theirs to stun has won them the attention of the similarly singular Neurosis, with whom they toured Europe with in 2013 and will tour again with in August (dates below), and "Ghost" should surely elevate them to a larger plane of exposure that their music can expand in to.
“At some point, when you've kind of earned some recognition and there's a general idea in people's mind, what you do, and what to expect form you as a band, it's really easy to just stay in a comfort zone, musically. But I think that we actually tried to step outside a bit form that, and at some level, try to do something different than people expect from you. Maybe it's more brutal at some parts, more direct and harsh. We try to escape the so-called post-rock thing.” - Janis Burmeisters on "Ghost"
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