Straight out of the blocks for 2015, Enter Shikari unveil ‘Anaesthetist’, the latest track to be released from their forthcoming album ‘The Mindsweep’ (out January 19th 2015), and one of the most fan-anticipated new pieces of music from the St Alban’s quartet since it’s UK live debut at Reading / Leeds and on their main stage stint on Warped Tour in the USA last summer.
‘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.”
Further reading – http://www.keepournhspublic.com
View the official video here:
‘The Mindsweep’ will be released in the UK on January 19th 2015 and comes almost exactly three years to the day after the release of the band’s last full-length album, ‘A Flash Flood Of Colour’.
Pre-orders for the album are available now from http://www.entershikari.com/store, including a pair of rather lavish super-limited-edition formats and exclusive coloured vinyl available only via the band’s own webstore.
2015 will be a year of touring in support of ‘The Mindsweep’, with UK & European shows already announced and with many shows already sold out. The band have also announced two high-profile UK festival headline slots.. the first of which sees them headlining the Second Stage at Download Festival in June, and then headlining Somerset’s Nass Festival in July.
Tickets and album pre-orders available now at www.entershikari.com
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
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)