Enter ShikariÂ are today sharing a brand-new single,Â The Void Stares Back, featuring the breakthrough rock duoÂ Wargasm.
It has been almost three years sinceÂ Enter ShikariÂ last released a new single. On their previous outingÂ The Great Unknown, the final single to be taken from theirÂ UK #2Â albumÂ ‘Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible’,Â we last heard the band questioningÂ â€œIs this a new beginning? / Or are we close to the end?â€Â As they now share highly anticipated new material, the answer to those questions comes into sharp focus: a new beginning is upon us.
Long-established as restless innovators operating in entirely their own lane,Â Enter ShikariÂ re-emerge today with some of their most thrilling and potent work so far, in collaboration withÂ Wargasm.Â The Void Stares BackÂ spins a startling pop sensibility into a haymaker chorus, that erupts to champion acceptance, community, belonging and the power of progress. Itâ€™s about staking your claim, being who you are, searching for like-minds and ushering out the antiquated views of old.
Lead vocalist and keyboardist Rou Reynolds comments:Â “It is with elation, and more than a little nervousness, that we release this; our first track after over two years of dormancy.Â It is a roisterous journey made all the more so with the addition of our friends Wargasm. Thematically, the piece is about the forward march of social progress, and how, often, those with a more conventional archaic outlook on sexuality, gender, social design, economics etc, see those with differing ideas like bewildering, depraved creatures from another dimension.â€
Wargasm add:Â â€œShikari were a big part of our growing up, so it was an absolute honour to be asked to collaborate with such an incredible and well-spoken band. They stand for the right things – we’re a little more pessimistic. It was fun playing the darker devil’s advocate to Rou’s light…where we’re going, you won’t need eyes to see…â€
The Void Stares BackÂ is released in the wake of several large live music returns. The band headlined last summerâ€™s Download Pilot Festival and sold out a fourth show at Londonâ€™s Alexandra Palace as part of an album tour victory lap. The band plays the mainstage at this monthâ€™s Reading & Leeds Festivals and will be returning to Australia in November for their headline tour with Creeper & Windwaker as supports.
A SO Recordings, 30 Century Management & X-Ray Representation
In Association With Destroy All Lines Presents
ENTER SHIKARI (UK)
AUSTRALIAN NOVEMBER 2022 TOURÂ
W/ SPECIAL GUESTS CREEPER (UK) + WINDWAKER
FRIDAY 11 NOVEMBER 2022 | FORUM, MELBOURNE
SATURDAY 12 NOVEMBER 2022 | ROUNDHOUSE, SYDNEY
SUNDAY 13 NOVEMBER 2022 | EATONS HILL HOTEL, BRISBANE
TUESDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2022 | THE GOV, ADELAIDE
Tickets on sale now via www.destroyalllines.com
Listen to The Void Stares BackÂ HERE
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