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.”
“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.