Sophie Eggleton chats to Rou Reynolds and Rob Rolfe of Enter Shikari

Today I got to chat to Rou Reynolds and Rob Rolfe of Enter Shikari about their new album ‘The Mindsweep’ – out January 19th.

Check out their new video for Anaethetist here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1OIxKYmdG0

 ‘Anaesthetist’ is unashamed in its attack on those who would dismantle our NHS in the name of corporate greed and Tory economic ideology.
 

Vocalist / lyricist Rou Reynolds had this to say on the subject;

“We seem to have reached a stage of such capitalistic fervour, that we believe it acceptable to punish people for ill health. By charging for healthcare we act as if illness is nothing but one’s own problem, but what is the purpose and advantage of ‘civilisation’ if it is not helping the most vulnerable within society?

The lottery of birth can offer us a wealth of bad luck when it comes to our health and the safety nets are being pulled in as the desire to boost profit overtakes the desire to help people.” 

The coming year will be full on touring in support of ‘The Mindsweep’,
with UK & European shows already announced and with many shows
already sold out. Two high-profile UK festival headline slots have also
already been announced. Not only will they be headlining the Second
Stage at Download Festival in June, they will be heading to Somerset to
headline Nass Festival in July.

Watch the interview below to find out more about their fourth album, working with producing Dan Weller, funny YouTube Comments, album art work, and being vocal about important world issues.

TICKETS AND ALBUM PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW AT
WWW.ENTERSHIKARI.COM

JANUARY 2015
FRI 09 BRUSSELS, BE –  AB BOX – *SOLD OUT*
SAT 10 AMSTERDAM, NE – MELKWEG – *SOLD OUT*
SUN 11 BIELEFELD, DE – RINGLOKSCHUPPEN
TUE 13 PRAGUE, CZ – LMB – *SOLD OUT*
WED 14 NUREMBERG, DE – HIRSCH
THU 15 BERLIN, DE – KESSELHAUS

FEBRUARY 2015
MON 02 PARIS, FR – LA CIGALE
TUE 03 SOLOTHURN, CH – KOFMEAL
WED 04 LYON, FR – TRANSBORDEUR
THU 05 MILAN, IT – MAGAZZINI GENERALI
SAT 07 LEIPZIG, DE – HELLRAISER
SUN 08 VIENNA, AUT – ARENAN
MON 09 MUNICH, DE – MUFFATHALLE
TUE 10 WUERZBURG, DE – POSTHALLE
WED 11 COLOGNE, DE – LIVE MUSIC HALL
FRI 13 HAMBURG, DE – DOCKS
SAT 14 FRANKFURT, DE – BATSCHKAPP

MON 16 PORTSMOUTH, UK – PYRAMIDS – *SOLD OUT*
TUE 17 CARDIFF, UK – YPLAS – *SOLD OUT*

WED 18 WOLVERHAMPTON, UK – CIVIC
FRI 20 MANCHESTER, UK – ACADEMY – *SOLD OUT*
SAT 21 GLASGOW, UK – BARROWLAND – *SOLD OUT*
SUN 22 MIDDLESBROUGH, UK – TOWN HALL
TUE 24 CAMBRIDGE, UK – CORN EXCHANGE
WED 25 NORWICH, UK – UEA – *SOLD OUT*
THUR 26 LONDON, UK – ROUNDHOUSE – *SOLD OUT*
FRI 27 LONDON, UK – ROUNDHOUSE (EXTRA DATE)

ENTER SHIKARI are:
Rou Reynolds (Vocals / Electronics / Trumpet / Guitar)
Rory Clewlow (Guitar / Vocals)
Chris Batten (Bass / Vocals)
Rob Rolfe (Drums / Percussion / Vocals)

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