Enter Shikari give an update on their plans for the follow-up to The Mindsweep
Enter Shikari have revealed that they have started work on their new album, but that it won’t be with us for quite a while.
Speaking to hmv.com at this weekend’s Slam Dunk Festival, the St Albans quartet said that they’ve started to make plans for the follow-up to The Mindsweep, but that recording won’t start until at earliest the end of this year.
Frontman Rou Reynolds said when asked about the band’s plan for new material: “There’s little bits, a plan is forming and we’re starting to get excited. But we won’t be going into the studio until late this year or early next year. I don’t want to get too involved because I’ll end up frustrating myself because we can’t record yet. All you need these days is a soundcard and a laptop, we are always at at it.”
The band also said they weren’t really planning on taking much time off after they complete their touring commitments, bassist Chris Batten added: “We write and demo at home so we get enough of a break, we might have a couple of weeks of doing nothing, but we get bored quite quickly. I think we’ll keep it fairly local and record in the UK again.”
Batten also said that the band were pleased with their use of quadrophonic sound (putting speakers behind the audience as well as in front of them), which they debuted on their last arena tour and hoped to use it again in future.
He said: “We tried to out in Rory’s (guitarist Rory Clewlow) man cave and my spare room, just four speakers in the corners of rooms, so to hear it in a full arena was incredible. We’d love to do it again, but it’s not the easiest thing to pull off, but if we can, we will.”