This week, Enter Shikari announced the release of their anticipated new album The Spark with a surprise show for fans in London at the Borderline. The band further surprised fans with the reveal of the first single “Live Outside” as Hottest Record In The World on Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show. Enter Shikari’s next London show will be the 10,000 capacity Alexandra Palace on November 25th as part of their 2017 Arena tour.
“The spark is a new connection, a new beginning,” says Enter Shikari frontman Rou Reynolds. “It can be short and insignificant, but it can create something so significant. The spark is that light at the end of the tunnel – when everything seems to be falling apart, but you’re able to see some sort of path out of the dark.”
Per press release, “In 2015, the ground started to fall from under Rou Reynolds’ feet. He had been having occasional panic attacks for years, but hadn’t put a name to the problem until that brutal summer. Frayed by touring and heavy professional expectations, he started self-medicating, which backfired massively.”
The upcoming release is slated to be the band’s most melodic and personal to date, produced by David Kosten. In short, it’s a record for everyone who’s filled with frustration but hasn’t lost the capacity for hope.