On 19th May Enter Shikari are set to release a brand new stand-alone single. On Monday 11th July the long-awaited live document ‘Live From Planet Earth’ is set for release and if this wasn’t enough Enter Shikari shall play Camden Dingwalls on Wednesday 15th June!
This single release does not herald the arrival of album #3, nor does it really coincide with any live dates. It was finished, and everyone was so excited by it, that the general consensus was that it was better placed in fans’ hands than gathering dust on a disc in the office for the waiting for the ‘right’ time to release it.
The track entitled ‘Quelle Surprise’ and recorded in London with Dan Weller (who was also responsible for last year’s ‘Destabilise’ single), once again forces Enter Shikari far ahead of their contemporaries in terms of experimentation and blurring the genre boundaries.
‘Quelle Surprise’ will be initially released as a digital only single on Monday 19th May, as part of an EP that will also include two remixes of ‘Destabilise’ (one by Rou under his ROUT production moniker, and one by new North London artists Creatures Of Love), plus a version of live favourite ‘Hectic’ recorded at the Enter Shikari Christmas Party show in Hertfordshire back in December. A limited edition, 2×7″ (one red vinyl, one white vinyl) pack of the EP will be released on Monday 11th July.
The 11th July will also see the release of the band’s long-awaited live document ‘Live From Planet Earth’:
‘Live From Planet Earth’ is a CD + 2xDVD release consisting of:
CD – ‘Live at Hatfield. Christmas 2010’
DVD 1 – ‘Live At Hatfield. Christmas 2010’ + ‘Live At Camden Underworld. August 2010’.
DVD 2 – ‘Fizzy Water & Spikey Blankets (A Weekend In Russia. May 2010)’ + ‘Live At Hammersmith. February 2010’ + ‘Live At Summersonic, Tokyo. August 2009’.
The DVD footage touches the furthest opposing edges of the Enter Shikari live experience… from the “packed to the rafters with sweat dripping off the walls and stagedivers kicking the camera” of the band’s ‘secret’ Camden show in summer 2010, to the “retina-frying lightshow and gut-churning sub bass” of their biggest headline show to date at London’s Hammersmith Apollo in February of the same year, taking in a 20,000 capacity indoor festival show in Japan along the way.
There is also a very limited edition box-set edition of the release will be made available to pre-order only from the band’s own webstore; alongside the standard version of the ‘Live From Planet Earth’ set, this box will also contain;
DVD 3 – which compiles archive footage recorded by the band, crew, family & friends next to professionally shot footage from all over the world. Some of this footage dates back as far as 2005 and includes songs long lost into the mists of time.
‘Images From Planet Earth’ – a 60 page photo scrapbook of shots taken around the world. Backstage, onstage, in the van, drunk, asleep.. no corner of the ‘live on the road’ experience has been left untouched. PLUS an Enter Shikari laminate that will, over time, occasionally allow special discounts / surprises when presented at the merch desk at shows (we’re still figuring out how this will work practically. We’re getting there, but aren’t 100% on top of it yet).
Pre-orders for both the standard edition (from your usual music retailers) and the limited edition box set (only from www.entershikari.com/store) start on Monday 16th May.
And finally before the band embark on the two-month long Warped tour, Enter Shikari will play a very intimate show at Camden Dingwalls on Wednesday 15th June!
Tickets for the show will be available from midday on Saturday 14th May, only from www.entershikari.com.