Enter Shikari recently announced the release of a new album, ‘The Spark‘ for Friday September 22nd on Play It Again Sam.

The album’s first single, ‘Live Outside‘ has now been followed up with the release of ‘Rabble Rouser‘.

Rou Reynolds comments on the track;

I see ‘Rabble Rouser’ as putting music to my job description. Bringing people together and getting them rowdy and energised. The track’s influenced by the plethora of genres that I was lucky enough to grow up with; from jungle to garage, to grime, to dubstep. I can’t wait to play this live.

Check out a video below.

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If you missed ‘Live Outside‘, or just want to give it another run, hit play below.

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The Spark‘ is an ambitious piece of work that poignantly reflects their career rise to have become one of the biggest and most exciting bands the UK has ever seen. Following four seminal albums of which three have been Top 10 in the UK, ‘The Spark‘ is produced by David Kosten (Everything Everything, Bat For Lashes), and is their most melodic and personal album to date; a soundtrack to our tumultuous world, a record for everyone who’s filled with frustration but hasn’t lost the capacity for hope.

The spark is a new connection, a new beginning. It can be short and insignificant, but it can create something so significant. The spark is that light at the end of the tunnel – when everything seems to be falling apart, but you’re able to see some sort of path out of the dark.

In 2015, the ground started to fall from under frontman Rou Reynolds’ feet. He had been having occasional panic attacks for years, but hadn’t put a name to the problem until that Summer. Frayed by touring and heavy professional expectations, he started self-medicating, which backfired massively.

The world was also spinning on its axis. Brexit. Trump. Terrorism. The steady dismantling of the NHS. The biting effects of austerity. The kind of social issues that have been Enter Shikari’s lifeblood for almost a decade now.

You can pre-order the album now on iTunes [Here] and get the two songs released so far as instant downloads.

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Enter Shikari
TRACK LISTING

1. The Spark
2. The Sights
3. Live Outside
4. Take My Country Back
5. Airfield
6. Rabble Rouser
7. Shinrin-yoku
8. Undercover Agents
9. The Revolt Of The Atoms
10. An Ode To Lost Jigsaw Pieces (in two movements)
11. The Embers

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PHOTO CREDIT

Enter Shikari photo by Jennifer McCord

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