After unveiling ‘Hoodwinker’ last year, now the band are back with another taster of things to come.
“I started writing a lot of new music at the start of 2016,” said frontman Rou Reynolds. “‘Supercharge’ emerged after a pretty vicious cull, and we began getting excited about it as touring started to quiet down later in 2016. Through mutual friends here in London we got in touch with Narstie, who came down and hung at the studio September, nailing his bars like a pro. I’m excited to get the track out into the world now.
He added: “Conversely, I am unable to articulate how excited I am for our next arena tour. We learnt so much last time around and are ready to change the game once more. It’s going to be wicked having Lower Than Atlantis and Astroid Boys along for it, making for a really diverse and exciting evening.”
Enter Shikari’s upcoming UK tour dates are below. Tickets to the November shows will be on sale from Friday May 26 and available here.
Tue May 23 2017 – DUBLIN Academy
Wed May 24 2017 – BELFAST Limelight
Thu May 25 2017 – GLASGOW Barrowland
Sat May 27 2017 – BIRMINGHAM NEC
Sun May 28 2017 – LEEDS Millennium Square
Mon May 29 2017 – HATFIELD Forum
Thu November 16 2017 – LIVERPOOL Arena
Fri November 17 2017 – CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
Sat November 18 2017 – NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena
Sun November 19 2017 – NEWCASTLE Metro Radio Arena
Tue November 21 2017 – MANCHESTER Victoria Warehouse
Wed November 22 2017 – BRIGHTON Centre
Fri November 24 2017 – BIRMINGHAM Barclaycard Arena
Sat November 25 2017 – LONDON Alexandra Palace
Asked about their new album, Reynolds told NME: “The biggest thing that’s inspired us was the arena tour last year. We’ve never been the most ambitious band – success-hungry or however you define success, but I think that because it opened so many doors creatively. You know, with the quadraphonic surround sound and visuals synced up with the music.
“Production-wise there were things that we’d never been able to do before. When you go into a venue that size and it’s a big empty room you can bring in stuff and make the whole space your own, make it an environment, and that’s something we’ve never really shied away from really. We’re edging towards the more sort of, not theatrical but a bigger. Something more grandiose than punk I suppose. So yeah, I think that gave us a taste of what we can sort of be, and grow into hopefully.”
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Reynolds added: “I think that’s the only thing that we’re thinking of at the moment, just kind of, as we’re writing, trying to figure out not a complete direction change or departure but just trying to make things sound bigger.
“It’s always the classic cliché of, the heavier bits are going to be heavier, the melodies are going to be more melodious.”