After debuting blistering new track ‘T.I.N.A’ as ‘Rockest Record’ on Daniel P Carter’s BBC Radio 1 Rock Show at the weekend, Enter Shikari have now released it as their brand new single. This comes just ahead of the new album ‘Nothing is True and Everything is Possible’ dropping on April 17th!
Distorting its UK garage and electronica influences, T.I.N.A is one of the heavier tracks on the new album, with chunky guitar riffs, pounding drums and a sneaky Korg bassline. The album is due out next month and is produced by frontman Rou Reynolds:
“So much of modern life is obsessed with individualism, but we’re currently being reminded that all of us on earth are part of a super-organism, a supranational collective, as we battle against COVID-19.
“It’s the essence of humanity to build an infinite reality” – we have a consistent failure of imagination in our social design. Question the fundamentals of our archaic economic structure, politics or energy infrastructure and feel the wrath of the self-appointed guardians of the status quo. The defining nature of humanity is to create. Yet we’re being blinkered and stunted.
‘T.I.N.A.’, or ‘There Is No Alternative’ is a mantra we hear from many of those in positions of power as a way to halt any rethinking of how we organise our societies.
We live in unprecedented times, the threat of catastrophic climate change as well as the current pandemic of Covid-19 prove that now is the time for big, broad and bold thinking. We believe humanity can do so much better. We need to think about what is possible. We ask everyone to join the conversation, not kill it.”
Today Enter Shikari announce an extensive UK / European tour for Autumn / Winter 2020, including 2 nights at Rock City, Nottingham. This will be the band’s first headline tour since the mammoth ‘Stop The Clocks’ Tour which ran from December 2018 until April 2019.
Fully aware that these are strange days in which to be announcing a tour, Rou had this to say about venturing back onto the road:
“It feels like an odd time to announce touring, but the wheels were already in motion before all this stuff escalated and, well, we all need something to look forward to right now. So later this year, as some degree of normality hopefully returns, we will finally celebrate our new album properly and present some of this material live!
This tour will be extra special.”
Tickets go on sale Friday 27th March!
Night 1 is Thursday 19th December, find tickets here.
Night 2 is Friday 20th December, find tickets here.