Since forming in 2003 at school in their hometown of St Albans, UK, Enter Shikari have, thus far, released seven full-length studio albums; TAKE TO THE SKIES (2007), COMMON DREADS (2009), A FLASH FLOOD OF COLOUR (2012), THE MINDSWEEP (2015), THE SPARK (2017). NOTHING IS TRUE & EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE (2020), and the latest, A KISS FOR THE WHOLE WORLD which was released Friday 21st April 2023.
With all six albums debuting in the UK Album Chart top 5 for the “midweeks”, with A Flash Flood Of Colour actually midweek-ing at #1, only to be crushed beneath the wheels of the juggernaut that was ’21’ by Adele come end of that week.
Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible landed the band their highest UK chart position to date, ending up at #2 in the Official UK Album Chart.
Enter Shikari have been recipients of multiple awards and topped many a magazine reader’s poll, picking up “Best Live Band’ gongs like there’s no tomorrow, as well as a plethora of ‘Best UK Artist’ and ‘Best Album’ statuettes, from the likes of Kerrang!, Rock Sound, the Heavy Music Awards and NME.
Summer 2020 saw the band announce a partnership / shirt sponsorship with local football team St Albans City FC.
Frontman / songwriter / producer Rou Reynolds has published four books with Faber Music, the most recent (and most ambitious) being a ‘A Treatise On Possibility’ in the summer of 2021.
Enter Shikari have played somewhere in the region of 3000 live shows around the globe, including three headline arena-sized tours in the UK, substantial UK / Europe arena supports with The Prodigy, Linking Park and 30 Seconds To Mars, and more big and small festivals than it would be possible to list fully in the space available in this document.
The band’s last “proper” UK tour (December 2021) sold out across the board, including the band’s fourth headline show at London’s 10,000 capacity Alexandra Palace.
2023 kicked straight off with Enter Shikari releasing the single ‘(pls) set me on fire’ in January, accompanying an announcement of their new album, and what became known as the Residency Tour, which took in five British cities over the course of one week, repeating for three months.
On 21st April 2023, Enter Shikari released their seventh studio album, ‘A Kiss for The Whole World’.