(October 11th, 2016) – This past weekend, Enter Shikari surprised fans by unexpectedly dropping a brand new track (and accompanying music video) entitled “Hoodwinker.” The track received its worldwide premiere, courtesy of Daniel P Carter on BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show, and then appeared on streaming and download services immediately after.
Initial recording of the track was started at the same time as January’s one-off “Redshift“ single, then completed during free time between summer festival performances.
A f*cking visually epic DIY video was shot in August, utilizing family resources (Rob’s brother, Rou’s uncle, for example) and friends who didn’t mind getting wet.
“Every now and then, outside of album releases and their attendant ‘campaigns,’ it’s nice to release a song into the wild, out-of-the-blue. To bowl it full force at the faces of the general public without prior warning. “Hoodwinker” is the incoming projectile. It is Enter Shikari calling out your God as an imposter… which I’m afraid he is. I know you thought all the others were imposters and yours was, in fact, the real one, but I’m afraid he is a phoney, too. We have clear evidence of false paperwork and forged documents. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Please enjoy this piece of angry music, though. I hope its frustration and righteous indignation will go some way in dampening the annoying news.” – Rou Reynolds
Enter Shikari will unleash the sixth in their “Bootleg Series” of albums with the release of Live at Alexandra Palace, digitally in the U.S. on November 11th and can be pre-ordered Stateside here. In the UK, the album will be released on colored vinyl double LP and a double CD. More details and pre-order information regarding this release can be found here.