ENTER Shikari are heading to Leeds for a rare intimate gig at The Cockpit.
The hardcore/techno crossover band’s 2006 debut single, Sorry You’re Not A Winner, turned the rock scene upside down and led to a host of copycat bands.
Now they are set to release their hotly anticipated third album, A Flash Flood of Colour, on Monday.
Co-produced by the band and Dan Weller (Young Guns, Gallows) in Thailand and London, the album is a follow-up to 2009’s acclaimed Common Dreads.
The band has described it as an incandescent snapshot of the modern age – of globalisation and recession, repression and protest, commerce and control, activism and engagement – music for a newly jolted generation, a soundtrack for the mosh-pit, the dance floor and the front lines.
“We are the generation that are going to change the world,” said vocalist Rou Reynolds.
“We have more power than any generation that has come before us. We have the power to choose whether we continue as a species and prosper or just literally ruin everything.
“We’re already seeing the signs of the collapse of our world and it’s got to that point now where we absolutely have to start changing or it’s game over.”
Enter Shikari play The Cockpit on January 18