This weekend, ENTER SHIKARI shocked fans with an unexpected “drop” of a totally brand new track and video called “Hoodwinker” which 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 video (DIY in creation, epic in vision) was shot in August, utilizing family resources (Rob’s brother, Rou’s uncle, for example) and friends who didn’t mind getting wet.
On the subject of “Hoodwinker”, frontman Rou Reynolds had this to say:
“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 current incoming projectile.
It is Enter Shikari angrily 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 to dampening the annoying news.”
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: smarturl.it/ESLiveAtAlexandra. In the UK, the album will be released on colored vinyl double LP and a double CD.