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Video interview: Enter Shikari talks lift incidents and the perks of touring Germany

Sophie Dobschall February 15, 2019

I remember listening to this band for the first time in around 2009/10 and being so utterly and completely confused about what was going into my ear canal. I just could not believe or comprehend what I was hearing. Songs like “Juggernaut”, “No Sleep Tonight”, “Gap In The Fence”, “No Sssweat” or “Hectic” combined the most insane musical elements and gave it an incredible force and intensity that it’s fair to say the band not only bended genre limitations but actually created a genre of their own that they are the sole masters of.

With “The Spark”, Enter Shikari released an absolute triumph in 2017 and it has propelled the St. Albans four-piece to dizzying new heights. “The Sights”, “Take My Country Back”, “Live Outside” and “Undercover Agents” are only a few highlights off this iconic record and the band has been busy touring the world ever since. In between shows of a massive European tour titled “Stop The Clocks”, I caught up with Rob and Rou ahead of a special one-off gig at The Dome for War Child as part of the Brit Awards, where we talked about their recent lift incident in Newcastle, as well as special effects, their new live song and the perks of touring in Germany – among other things!

Thanks to everyone who was involved in the making of this! Great people all around!


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The interview is a collaboration between Messed!Up Magazine and the amazing Eyes Closed Blog.


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German-bred, London-based, not American. Likes high quality banter and video interviews with a dash of photo pit. Sad songs are the best songs, especially within pop-punk, emo & alternative. Andrew W.K.’s party tips should be anyone’s life philosophy. Does not care that you hate her favorite band, Canadian pop-punk legends Simple Plan. Fight me.

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