Enter Shikari unveil surprise new single ‘Hoodwinker’

'It is Enter Shikari angrily calling out your God as an imposter'

Enter Shikari have surprised fans with the release of a new single – dropping ‘Hoodwinker’ online.

The band, who recently started work on their ‘best album yet’, unveiled the new track as ‘an attack on your God’ and a blast of ‘frustration and righteous indignation’.

“Every now and then, outside of album releases and their attendant “campaigns”, it’s nice to release a song into the wild, out-of-the-blue,” frontman Rou Reynolds said of the song. “To bowl it full force at the faces of the general public without prior warning.


“‘Hoodwinker’ is the current incoming projectile.”

He continued: “It is Enter Shikari angrily calling out your God as an imposter. Which I’m afraid he is. I know you thought all the others were imposters and yours was in fact the real one, but I’m afraid he is a phoney too.

“We have clear evidence of false paperwork and forged documents. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.”

Reynolds added: “Please enjoy this piece of angry music though. I hope its frustration and righteous indignation will go some way to dampening the annoying news.”

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 – as well as supporting Bring Me The Horizon at a special Halloween show on Halloween at The O2 in London on 31 October.


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