Enter Shikari - 'Call Me Maybe (Carly Rae Jepsen Cover)

Enter Shikari - 'Call Me Maybe (Carly Rae...

Given they’ve made their name by meshing together crunching hardcore, fluro-tinged electro and metallic guitar riffs, Enter Shikari are quite literally the last band on Earth you’d expect to be able to translate what they do into an acoustic...

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Enter Shikari

Enter Shikari

" I don’t know if you know, but we’re a pretty big deal right now... ” Rou Reynolds, an overgrown man-child clad in shorts and a baseball cap, addresses the pile of sweat-drenched, feral kids currently turning Kingston’s Hippodrome into a...

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Enter Shikari - 'A Flash Flood Of Colour'

Enter Shikari - 'A Flash Flood Of Colour'

Can Enter Shikari ever really win? As the officially approved Most Incendiary Live Band In Britain, they immediately face a harder job than most bands in making a record that can measure up, something their debut ‘ Take To The Skies ’...

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Album review: Enter Shikari - 'Common Dreads'

Album review: Enter Shikari - 'Common Dreads'

Like the existence of antimatter and the Brooklyn Beckham autobiography, some things are just too weird to contemplate for very long. Enter Shikari forged their rep as the nation’s foremost purveyors of trance-assisted screamo after forming six...

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Live Review: Enter Shikari

Live Review: Enter Shikari

They burned no buildings, toppled no statues and at the time of writing have caused zero fatalities, yet Enter Shikari were undoubtedly on the frontline of the revolution. Spreading the word via the internet, their videos clocked up squillions of...

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Enter Shikari

Enter Shikari

So who out there had Enter Shikari down as a one-trick mothership? Well, fooled again. Our nubile young futurists’ strategy to stop the formula going stale is to do more of the same, just much, much more so. As a song, ‘We Can Breathe…’ is...

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Enter Shikari, Saving Aimee, Outl4w and Lioness

Enter Shikari, Saving Aimee, Outl4w and Lioness

The Astoria is, of course, a special place for Rou Reynolds and band. Here, back on November 4, 2006, thanks to their human pyramid-inciting, laser-assisted, staunchly independent screamo-rave-metal, they became only the second unsigned band ever...

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Enter Shikari

Enter Shikari

The history of hardcore punk has not been incredibly well-stocked with bands that could, just as equally, make a living writing music to be played to soundtrack vomiting children on a fairground waltzer. That is, however, exactly the role that...

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Enter Shikari; Leeds University, Sunday October 21

Enter Shikari; Leeds University, Sunday October 21

There’s a rabbit in the pit. Seriously, there is. Among the glowstick-juice spattered seventh circle pit of hell that has temporarily opened up in the centre of Leeds University, there bounces a brave, not to say suicidal, young man in a bunny...

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Enter Shikari

Enter Shikari

Rave metallers fight the power in face-off with the authorities. A mobile CCTV unit skulks in the bushes outside. In the foyer covert cameras roam, and behind the mahogany panelling in the toilet an army response unit are ready to spring....

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