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10 September 2022

Enter Shikari Biography, ‘Standing Like Statues’ Set For Publication

Enter Shikari Standing Like Statues
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Enter Shikari will release an official, authorised biography of their story so far on October 26. Written by Kerrang! editor Luke Morton and published by Faber Music, Standing Like Statues promises to be the definitive history of the St. Albans band, written in collaboration with the four band members and key members of their supporting team.

“It’s such a joy to now have our story thus far recorded forever,” says frontman Rou Reynolds.

“Luke has done an incredible job of making sense of a band that’s not so easy to make sense of. Almost everything about this band is convoluted, unconventional or contradictory, but Luke has hacked his way through this jungle and created a clear – and, most importantly – entertaining path! He’s been there since pretty much the very beginning, and it’s an honour to have someone so passionate, adroit and empathetic tell our story up to this point, just as we’re taking our first tentative steps into ‘the next era’ of Enter Shikari.”

Around the publication date of Standing Like Statues, Enter Shikari and Luke Morton will be in conversation with DJ and podcaster Sophie K at three live events at Rough Trade stores. These events are as follows:

26 October: London Rough Trade East
31 October: Nottingham Rough Trade
1 November: Bristol Rough Trade.

Elsewhere in Enter Shikari news, the band recently shared the video for their latest single, The Void Stares Back featuring Wargasm. The song became the subject of much conversation when the band brought Wargasm themselves out on stage with them at Reading festival for a first live airing.

Lead vocalist and producer Rou Reynolds previously described the song as being about “the forward march of social progress” and today the stunning official visual for the song has been unveiled, directed by Elliot Gonzo.

Enter Shikari have also announced that they will headline the 2023 edition of Slam Dunk Festival. Reynolds commented on the booking in a statement: “I’ve been intoxicated by the idea of headlining Slam Dunk again ever since our Take To The Skies celebration headline set back in 2017. It’s such a great festival, always nails its bills, and has the added bonus that us lads can actually cycle to the Southern date, being that Hatfield is a neighbouring town to us!”

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