British screamo band Enter Shikari have unveiled a brand new track online titled ‘Hoodwinker’. The track was released earlier today (October 10) and is Shikari’s first new song since ‘Redshift’ back in January.
Shikari are currently working on their upcoming fifth album, which they are already calling their ‘best album ever’. ‘Hoodwinker’ is one of the better songs the band have released in recent years, and contains some classic heavy guitars riffs and stylised vocal chants. Singer Rou Reynolds said of the song: “Every now and then, outside of album releases and their attendant “campaigns”, it’s nice to release a song into the wild, out-of-the-blue, To bowl it full force at the faces of the general public without prior warning.” “Hoodwinker’ is the current incoming projectile.”
He went on to explain: “It is Enter Shikari angrily calling out your God as an imposter. Which I’m afraid he is. I know you thought all the others were imposters and yours was in fact the real one, but I’m afraid he is a phoney too.
“We have clear evidence of false paperwork and forged documents. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.” “Please enjoy this piece of angry music though. I hope its frustration and righteous indignation will go some way to dampening the annoying news.”
Enter Shikari are also set to release a new live album next month. The album was recorded at London’s Alexandra Palace during the band’s UK tour earlier this year. The record contains all 17 songs from the band’s live set with the exception of ‘Juggernauts’, and will be made available on November 4. In keeping with the band’s DIY ethos, the 2 CD album has been both edited and live engineered by guitarist Rory Clewlow and sound tech Tim Morris. It is the band’s sixth live album to date.