Enter Shikari ‘A Flash Flood of Colour’ out now
aaamusic | On 16, Jan 2012
A Flash Flood Of Colour is the new album by Enter Shikari. It’s an urgent state-of-the-world address, an impassioned call to arms, an empowering liberation transmission aimed at the head, heart and hips. It’s an album about community, about love and friendship, about self-determination and self-respect. And if we might be so bold, in simple terms, it’s the first great album of 2012.
Co-produced by the band and Dan Weller (Young Guns, Gallows) in Bang Saray, Thailand and London, England during May/June 2011, and mixed in Vancouver, Canada by Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Metallica, Biffy Clyro), A Flash Flood Of Colour is Enter Shikari’s third full-length studio album, the follow-up to 2009’s acclaimed Common Dreads. An incandescent snapshot of the modern age – of globalisation and recession, repression and protest, commerce and control, activism and engagement – it’s music for a newly jolted generation, a soundtrack for the mosh-pit, the dance floor and the front lines.
A Flash Flood Of Colour is 11 tracks of adrenalised, beats-heavy punkrockdubstephardcoremetalambienttechnonoisecore, custom-built to shake foundations. Preceded by first single Sssnakepit, a mind-melding amalgam of old school drum and bass and thrillingly propulsive disortopunk riffing which Zane Lowe immediately hailed as his Hottest Record upon its September release, it’s an album which distills the sound and fury of the modern world into a compelling, unified, slamming and utterly vital whole.
From the stirring wake-up call of opening track System… (‘Our generation’s got to fight to survive…’) through to the atmospheric, emotive kiss-off of Constellations (both an optimistic signpost to a brighter tomorrow and Rou’s open-hearted ‘thank you’ to the people, books, records and films that have shaped and guided Shikari on their journey thus far), A Flash Flood Of Colour throws up a dizzying, kaleidoscopic range of moods, tones and hues.
Enter Shikari are:
Rou Reynolds (Vocals / electronics)
Rory Clewlow (Guitar / backing vocals)
Chris Batten (Bass / vocals)
Rob Rolfe (Drums)