Enter Shikari announce new album The Mindsweep and full UK tour
Enter Shikari have announced that their new album will be titled The Mindsweep and confirmed that it will be released in early 2015.
The powerhouse quartet will release the album, which is their fourth and the follow-up to 2013's A Flash Flood Of Colour (which you can preview on the right of the page), on January 19th next year.
The album has been produced by Dan Weller and was recorded at Chapel Studios in Lincolnshire last spring.
Speaking about the album, frontman Rou Reynolds said: "We pushed ourselves vocally with some of the rawest angriest vocals we've ever done as well as some of the most dulcet and delicate. It's even more diverse than normal as we've built more confidence and fearlessness to widen our influences further. Melody and aggression will always be an important side of what we do, but with this album there was also a concerted effort to concentrate on texture too.
He continued: "Alongside the core of our guitar, bass, drums, electronics set-up, there's so much new instrumentation and orchestration. Writing for and recording woodwind, brass and strings was so rewarding and really felt like it brought a new dimension to the music. Just can't wait to play these songs live now!”
The tracklisting for The Mindsweep is as follows:
'The Appeal & The Mindsweep I'
'The One True Colour'
'The Last Garrison'
'Never Let Go Of The Microscope'
'The Bank Of England'
'There’s A Price On Your Head'
'Dear Future Historians...'
'The Appeal & The Mindsweep II'
Enter Shikari have also confirmed that they will be heading out on a full UK tour to support the album.
The band will tour the UK in February next year, playing a total of nine dates across the UK.
The dates begin on February 16th at Portsmouth Pyramids Centre and will run until February 26th when the band headline London Roundhouse.
Enter Shikari will play:
Portsmouth Pyramids Centre (February 16)
Cardiff YPLAS (17)
Wolverhampton Civic (18)
Manchester Academy (20)
Glasgow Barrowlands (21)
Middlesborough Town Hall (22)
Cambridge Corn Exchange (24)
Norwich UEA (25)
London Roundhouse (26)