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Following its world debut as Daniel P Carter’s “Rockest Record” on his BBC Radio One Rock Show on Sunday, Enter Shikari released ‘T.I.N.A.’, the third track to be taken from the upcoming album ‘Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible’, released 17th April 2020, through So Recordings.
Despite being one of the heavier tracks on the album T.I.N.A.’s rhythms and vocal processing are heavily influenced by UK garage and electronica. The track begins with a tense ‘Tubular Bells’ synth syncopating against a chunky guitar riff, underpinned by drums that sound like they’re being beaten by the Hulk, and accompanied by a sneaky Korg M1organ bassline influenced by 90’s house.
’Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible’ was produced by Enter Shikari frontman Rou Reynolds, who commented on ‘T.I.N.A.’:
“So much of modern life is obsessed with individualism, but we’re currently being reminded that all of us on earth are part of a super-organism, a supranational collective, as we battle against COVID-19.
“It’s the essence of humanity to build an infinite reality” - we have a consistent failure of imagination in our social design. Question the fundamentals of our archaic economic structure, politics or energy infrastructure and feel the wrath of the self-appointed guardians of the status quo. The defining nature of humanity is to create. Yet we’re being blinkered and stunted.
‘T.I.N.A.’, or ‘There Is No Alternative’ is a mantra we hear from many of those in positions of power as a way to halt any rethinking of how we organise our societies.