Part album making-of, part existential deep dive.
Enter Shikari have released the first part of a new documentary series entitled 'A Film Of Possibility'.
Serving as a further accompaniment to last year's full-length 'Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible' and vocalist Rou Reynolds' recent book 'A Treatise On Possibility', the four-part series is the most in-depth look into the the ideas of this era of the band that you're going to get.
Flitting between discussion on the actual music and discussion with experts on everything from climate change to the social media hellscape, it's a stunningly dense and fiercely interesting look into the minds of a band unlike any other.
Rou had this to say about the series' purpose:
"There's a 1 in 6 chance that humanity makes it through this century.
In a world of TikToks, Tweets, and vox pops, we lose depth, detail, and broader perspectives.
We get lost in the 24 hour news cycle, advertising, and online debate.
This is us delving headfirst into a whole range of dizzying, yet critical, topics. Knowledge is power."
Get stuck into Episode One 'Existential Risk' below:
The remaining three episodes will be premiering at 6pm BST for the next three days.
The band have also announced a pair of shows in Glasgow in conjunction with music industry climate awareness group Music Declares Emergency that coincide with COP26 Climate Summit in the city this coming November.
Rou had this to comment:
“Personally, I seize any excuse to get back to Scotland, so with our Edinburgh show now sold out, we're really happy to have an
excuse to play Glasgow too.
And this is perhaps the best excuse ever to go make a whole load of noise in Glasgow. COP26 is one of the most pivotal
meetings in the history of humankind.
We shall be there to lend our voice and demand real action on the climate crisis.”
Here are the dates, alongside the rest of the band's upcoming UK tour:
03 - GLASGOW QMU
04 - GLASGOW QMU
04 - LONDON Alexandra Palace
05 - MANCHESTER Victoria Warehouse
07 - LINCOLN Engine Shed
08 - HULL Asylum
09 - BRISTOL Academy
11 - LIVERPOOL Mountford Hall
12 - LEEDS Academy
13 - EDINBURGH Usher Hall
15 - BIRMINGHAM Academy
16 - CARDIFF Great Hall
17 - SOUTHAMPTON Guildhall
19 - MIDDLESBROUGH Town Hall
20 - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
21 - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Enter Shikari were part of the Rock Sound Class of 2020. You can still pick up a special copy of the magazine with the band on the cover, and some exclusive merch, from right HERE