The band discuss the Government, The Mindsweep, positivity and fans
Andrew Trendell
14:59 12th January 2015

The best music features the full colour spectrum of life: love, hate, life, death, anger and release. That's exactly what you have in Enter Shikari, and their new album The Mindsweep is as positive as it is political, as aggressive as it is uplifting. 

Watch our video interview with Enter Shikari above

"A lot of the times our views are considered as views specifically on politics," drummer Rob Rolfe tells Gigwise, "whereas we'd rather think of it as being socially conscious, as opposed to talking about it as politics."

Frontman Rou Reynolds adds: "Party politics is not something we're really interested in...The big changes usually come from the bottom up. With the main parties, there's going to a spectrum of how bad they are, with the Tories obviously at the top."

Check out our interview with Enter Shikari as Rou and Rob discuss the 'positivity' of the record, avoiding ego, their connection to their fans, what to expect from their live show on the next tour. 

Watch our video interview with Enter Shikari above

Enter Shikari release new album The Mindsweep on 19 January, before embarking on a full UK tour. Full dates are below. For tickets and more information, visit here.

FEBRUARY

MON 16 PORTSMOUTH, UK - PYRAMIDS
TUE 17 CARDIFF, UK - YPLAS
WED 18 WOLVERHAMPTON, UK - CIVIC
FRI 20 MANCHESTER, UK - ACADEMY
SAT 21 GLASGOW, UK - BARROWLAND
SUN 22 MIDDLESBROUGH, UK - TOWN HALL
TUE 24 CAMBRIDGE, UK - CORN EXCHANGE
WED 25 NORWICH, UK - UEA
THUR 26 LONDON, UK - ROUNDHOUSE