Genre-smashers Enter Shikari have announced that their highly anticipated new album, A Kiss For The Whole World, will be released on 21st April via SO Recordings / Ambush Reality.

The band are also sharing the album’s lead single ‘(pls) set me on fire’ as well as news of some very special monthly residency shows in the UK this Spring.

Limited formats of the new album come packaged with the Live From Alexandra Palace 3 album & DVD, recorded live in December 2021 at the band’s sold out 10,000 capacity London show.

As new single ‘(pls) set me on fire’ heralds the next stage in the band’s evolution, the first words we hear from Enter Shikari 2.0 don’t come in the form of a question this time, but a command: “Please set me on fire”. In other words, ignite the spark inside us and set us free. This may be a new Enter Shikari but they’ve lost nothing in their flair for bold opening gambits.

Reynolds comments on the single’s conception:

“Honestly, I thought I was f*****. I’ve never felt so detached from my soul, my purpose, my f****** spirit. I didn’t write music for almost two years. The longest I’d gone before that was two weeks. I was broken. It’s almost as if my brain had asked: “What is the point in music if it cannot be shared? What is the point in writing music if it’s not to be experienced with others?” and then promptly switched itself off. ‘(pls) set me on fire’ grew out of that desperation. This song is a projectile vomit of positive energy. Every emotion trapped inside me for two years, finally set free.”

Enter Shikari have also detailed a collection of special 2023 UK residency shows to take place through the Spring. Reynolds explains their thinking: “It’s hard to do anything interesting with live shows today. We wanted to do something different. We’re going to become a local band to five major cities in the UK. It’s going to be interesting to see how the shows evolve every time we return.”

Artwork for ‘A Kiss For The Whole World’ by Enter Shikari

Exclusive access to tickets begins on January 19th for members of the band’s fan club, or anyone pre-ordering the album here. General sale begins on January 26th.

The full schedule of album shows including UK residency below.

02/15 – HERE at Outernet, London, UK
02/16 – New Century Hall, Manchester, UK
02/17 – KK’s Steel Mill, Wolverhampton, UK
02/19 – SWX, Bristol, UK
02/20 – St Luke’s, Glasgow, UK
03/14 – New Century Hall, Manchester, UK
03/15 – St Luke’s, Glasgow, UK
03/16 – KK’s Steel Mill, Wolverhampton, UK
03/17 – HERE at Outernet, London, UK
03/18 – SWX, Bristol, UK
04/05 – Knust, Hamburg DE
04/07 – Botanique, Brussels BE
04/08 – Luxor, Köln DE
04/13 – St Luke’s, Glasgow, UK
04/14 – New Century Hall, Manchester, UK
04/15 – KK’s Steel Mill, Wolverhampton, UK
04/16 – SWX, Bristol, UK
04/17 – HERE at Outernet, London, UK
05/03 – Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA, USA
05/05 – Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL, USA
05/10 – Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY, USA

A Kiss For The Whole World Track Listing

1. A Kiss for the Whole World x
2. (pls) set me on fire
3. It Hurts
4. Leap into the Lightning
5. feed yøur søul
6. Dead Wood
7. Jailbreak
8. Bloodshot
9. Bloodshot (Coda)
10. goldfĭsh ~
11. Giant Pacific Octopus (i don’t know you anymore)
12. giant pacific octopus swirling off into infinity…

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Artwork for Enter Shikari Residency Tour 2023
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I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.