Enter Shikari promise ‘new era’ and ‘their best album ever’

Frontman Rou Reynold begins work on album No.5

Enter Shikari are to start work on their next record, declaring that ‘The Mindsweep era has come to an end’ and promising their ‘best album ever’.

The Mindsweep‘ was released to critical acclaim in January 2015, before the band played some of the playing some of the biggest shows of their career – including headlining the second stage at Download Festival and selling out Alexandra Palace in London.

Now, frontman Rou Reynolds has taken to Instagram to reveal that he’s already looking to the future – and that progress on their next record begins now.

“Thank you everyone who bought The Mindsweep, came out to a show, bought merch, stuck up for us in an online or offline brawl, believed in the music, believed in the lyrics, made the album their own and used it to help make memories,” wrote Reynolds. “Big love to YOU.”

He continued “But now my friends, The Mindsweep era has come to an end. And next week, I start the long process of writing what will be our best album ever. Let the hibernation, the inception, the formulation, begin.”

Reynolds made headlines earlier this year when he opened up about his battles with anxiety.

“Strange to think, this time last year, I’d only slept six hours this week! I was halfway through 12weeks of insomnia & gen. anxiety disorder,” he said. “After suffering from exhaustion I had the nastiest panic attack of my life & was hospitalised forcing us to cancel our Download warm up show.”

“At its worst, some mornings after failing to sleep at all once more, I’d get up feeling utterly distraught & just burst into tears,”

Meanwhile, the band are set to release their new live album, ‘Live At Alexandra Palace’ on 4 November 2016.