We’re so excited to hear that Enter Shikari are setting off on the road again this winter and, even better, they’re taking Lower Than Atlantis with them! These are our top reasons we can’t wait for this incredible tour.
“That’s Not Metal” Endorsed
That’s Not Metal is a podcast powered by Marshall and, since their inception, have been huge advocates for supporting new music within the UK. Earlier in the year they presented a tour for Creeper as they made their way across the country and also brought Puppy and Milk Teeth to the attention of many new fans. Now they’re endorsing Enter Shikari on their second arena tour of the UK. Shikari have been around for a little while but with the rampant success of 2015’s The Mindsweep album and fresh from headlining this years Slam Dunk Festival the band are on a roll. With the added support of some awesome support acts and the guys at TNM it suggests that this tour is going to be a cut above their other performances.
New Shikari Single
Rou and the boys have appeared as guests on tracks by The Qemists and Hacktivist but strangely haven’t had many on their own work. New single ‘Supercharge’ seems to buck this trend with the addition of vocals by current British-grime superstar Big Narstie. Although a departure from the hardcore sound of their earlier work the band have always embraced electronic and dub culture; it appears that grime is the next logical step. Whilst this new single didn’t appear during the Take To The Skies 10 Year Celebration it can be expected to fill arenas on this upcoming tour.
Arena Tour Effects
We know that Shikari can put on a hell of a show (with or without special effects) but knowing what we know from their first arena tour the arena effects elevated the entire experience. Expect an array of lasers and lights with some mind-blowing visuals to boot on this upcoming tour. Their lyrics already contain some strong imagery so it wouldn’t be a stretch to see some awe inspiring sights in the same vein as the effects on display during their support slot for Bring Me The Horizon at the O2.
Another reason to be excited for this tour is the inclusion of Astroid Boys on the lineup. Formed in Cardiff, these guys blend punk and hardcore with a touch of grime to form a sound that compliments Shikari on nearly every level. Their first EP Bacon Dream is a powerhouse of riffs and bars, so much so that it’s hard to imagine an arena sized venue holding that much energy; but it’s definitely something we want to witness.
Lower Than Atlantis
Whilst on the topic of support bands it would be a crime not to mention Lower Than Atlantis and their role in this tour. After the release of their debut album in 2010 they’ve gone from strength to strength as a band, rising up the ranks to sell out venues across the UK. Now on their 5th album, Safe in Sound and having finished their biggest UK headline tour to date it seems like the right time for them to comfortably hold the attention of an arena sized audience. Plus their energetic alt rock sound is the perfect warm up for an evening of electronic induced Shikari madness.