Enter Shikari: ‘We’d bottle Chris Brown offstage’ – video

St Albans mentalists also talk about how 'A Flash Flood Of Colour' has come across live

Enter Shikari have declared that they would be prepared to bottle Chris Brown offstage.

Speaking to NME at Reading Festival in a video which you can see above, the band’s frontman Rou Reynolds was very hesitant when asked if he thought it was okay to hurl stuff at bands.

He said of this: “It’s a difficult one, there’s always going to be someone who likes them, no matter how awful they are, so you don’t want to ruin someone else’s experiences. If it’s some sort of band that you can tell it’s fake and there’s no soul, then maybe. I’ve had a bottle of piss thrown at me, but only by Rob, our drummer.”


Guitarist Rory Clewlow then added: “I’d say it’s OK to bottle Chris Brown. That’s the only person.”

The band also spoke about the live reaction to the songs from their new album ‘A Flash Flood Of Colour’ and said that they had been very happy with how people had received their third album.

Reynolds added: “It’s been a pretty amazing run. We’ve managed to go around the world again and play some amazing shows.”

Clewlow felt the same, adding: “I feel like, from a live point of view, this has been one of our most successful tours. All the new songs have been played off the album and they’ve all kicked off from the first time we’ve played them.”

Enter Shikari are set to tour the UK this December. The band will kick off the A Flash Flood of Christmas tour on December 6 at Manchester’s Ritz venue, playing another show at the same venue the following day.

They will then head to Newcastle, Glasgow, Birmingham and London, before finishing up the 11-date tour with two shows at Norwich’s UEA on December 19 and 20.


Support on all dates will come from Cancer Bats and Engine-Earz Experiment.

Enter Shikari play:

Manchester Ritz (December 6, 7)
O2 Academy Newcastle (9)
Glasgow Barrowlands (10, 11)
Birmingham HMV Institute (14, 15)
London Roundhouse (16, 17)
Norwich UEA (19, 20)

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