Check out Enter Shikari’s subversive new single ‘Bloodshot’

“Bloodshot is about how hard it is to find truth and how easy it is to stop thinking for yourself and simply repeat your ‘team’s’ mantras,” he said. “Every day, I seem to be asking myself ‘Is this article biased?’, ‘Is this claim true?’…’Am I being manipulated? Provoked? Radicalised by my own tribe?’”

Sharing his views on social media, Reynolds continued: “Everyone’s so fucking angry with everyone else and it’s exhausting. It seems like social media’s main purpose these days is to hypnotise us to hate.”


The band’s seventh album, ‘A Kiss For The Whole World’, will arrive on April 21 via SO Recordings / Ambush Reality.

In a recent interview with NME, Reynolds spoke about the “varied as ever” album resulting in him breaking his 20-month-long writer’s block.


Inspired by the band headlining Download Festival’s 2021 pilot test event, he told NME: “I can’t really put into words just how disorientating and scary that time was. My brain was basically saying, ‘What’s the point in writing music if you can’t share it in a live experience with others?’”.

Reynolds dubbed the album to be about “jubilation and euphoria” despite there being “a lot of soul-searching” and “dark themes” on the record.

“We should be celebrating moments of joy more than ever right now,” said Reynolds. “It doesn’t look like things are going to get any easier either”.

Talking about the album’s sound, he said, “Maybe it’s more intense than anything we’ve done before”. “I think what makes it better is that it was all just natural. It’s not finessed, it’s quite raw”.

Recently, the band joined You Me At Six at their Alexandra Palace gig last month, and are on their sold-out intimate residency tour. The remaining dates are below, and tickets are available here.

14 – Manchester, New Century Hall
15 –  Glasgow, St Luke’s
16 – Wolverhampton, KK’s Steel Mill
17 – London, HERE at Outernet
18 – Bristol, SWX

5 – Hamburg, Knust
7 – Brussels, Botanique
8 – Koln, Luxor
13 – Glasgow, St Luke’s
14 – Manchester, New Century Hall
15 – Wolverhampton, KK’s Steel Mill
16 – Bristol, SWX
17 – London, HERE at Outernet
30 – Anaheim, Chain Reaction

3 – Los Angeles, Echoplex
5 – Chicago, Bottom Lounge
10 – New York, Bowery Ballroom

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Squid announce North American tour dates for 2022

‘Bright Green Field’ landed back in May via Warp. It featured the singles ‘Narrator’, ‘Paddling’ and ‘Pamphlets’, and was celebrated with the launch of Squid’s very own beer (in collaboration with Gan Yam Brew Co). The band followed it up last month with a cover of Bill Callahan’s 2011 track ‘America!’

NME gave ‘Bright Green Field’ a five-star review, with writer Will Richards saying: “From their very earliest material it was clear to tell that Squid would only be able to truly fulfil their potential when given the canvas of an album, on which to tell a story that ebbs and flows at a pace and route that they dictate. On ‘Bright Green Field’, in all of its weird, frantic and fantastic glory, they’ve gone above and beyond.”

The record also made NME’s list of the best debut albums, EPs, mixtapes of 2021, and the half-yearly list of the best albums overall.

Squid’s 2022 North American tour dates are:

Tuesday 8 – Seattle, The Crocodile
Wednesday 9 – Vancouver, Rickshaw Theatre
Saturday 12 – San Francisco, August Hall
Sunday 13 – Los Angeles, Regent Theater
Wednesday 16 – Chicago, Vic Theatre
Thursday 17 – Detroit, El Club
Friday 18 – Toronto, Horseshoe Tavern
Saturday 19 – Montreal, Bar Le Ritz
Monday 21 – Washington, Black Cat
Tuesday 22 – New York, Bowery Ballroom
Wednesday 23 – Brooklyn, Music Hall Of Williamsburg
Friday 25 – Boston, Brighton Music Hall



Dirty Projectors – Up In Hudson

I caught the sunrise in your eyes

[Verse 1]
The first time ever I saw your face, laid my eyes on you
Was the Bowery Ballroom stage, you were shredding Marshall tubes
And I knew that I had to get to know
You, why don’t you pack your clothes?
Move to Brooklyn on your own
And join the band, come on the road

We talked for like two minutes
But I had a feeling
Something awkward but new between us
Something strong and appealing

And we both had girl and boyfriends blowing us up SMS
But we both knew a mood like this so strong would be wrong to suppress
Felt like it bore the impressive destiny
I [?] then New England, our eyes met, we said yes and we

Love will burn out (We said yes and we)
Love will just fade away

[Verse 2]
First time I ever kissed your mouth, we both felt time stop
My heart, it leapt up, wow, jumped from a mountaintop
Then I knew, maybe I could be with you
Do the things that lovers do
Slightly domesticate the truth
And write your "Stillness Is the Move"

The ceilings that we ignored
But slept on floors never-ending
Our feeling obscured but pure
And our love ascending

This is how we saw the world, side-by-side from the road and the stage
So our lives were twined and curled and mixed up like the chord we obeyed
And that was basically my dream and I dreamed it with you till we betrayed it

And love will burn out
And love will just fade away
And love’s gonna rot
And love will just dissipate

Now we’re going our separate ways
But we’re still connected
You’ll go forward and I’ll stay the same
And that’s how it breaks
Wash it away, wash it away
All of the pain, all of the pain and anger
It slips away, love slips away
But it will remain, it will remain unanswered

[Verse 3]
Now I’m listening to Kanye on the Taconic Parkway, riding fast
And you’re out in Echo Park, blasting 2Pac, drinking a fifth for my ass
I’m just up in Hudson bored and destructive knowing that nothing lasts

‘Cause love will burn out
And love will just fade away
Yeah love’s gonna rot
And love will just dissipate
‘Cause love will burn out
And love will just fade away
And love’s gonna rot
And love will just dissipate