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Enter Shikari sign with So Recordings for next album

By | Published on Tuesday 13 August 2019

Enter Shikari

Enter Shikari have announced that they will work with label So Recordings on the release of their in-development sixth album. Sony’s The Orchard will be the worldwide distribution partner. It sees the band end their alliance with [PIAS].

Their manager Ian Johnsen explains: “It was a tough decision for us all, to choose to leave our friends at [PIAS]. But once we had resolved to make the leap, one name kept coming to the fore from the pack of suitors displaying themselves before us. As a team we spotted in Adam and So a kindred spirit in terms of ethos, drive and sense of humour, and the shared passion to see where Enter Shikari could go next as they begin the next stage of their career”.

“Adam”, by the way, is So Recordings director Adam Greenup. If you’re very good – and, I mean, really really good – I might even have a quote from him in a bit.

But first, I don’t know what made you think Johnsen had finished speaking. “So Recordings possesses the ‘slightly wayward Camden-based indie label’ atmosphere that’s been my natural home since before I can remember”, he goes on. “But our coupling with The Orchard as worldwide distribution partner gives us the comfort and clout of a top-class global network to further support and grow the band’s successful worldwide live career. All of us at Team Enter Shikari are excited to see what the future holds with our new family”.

As are we all! Meanwhile, just because you’ve been very very good, here is the aforementioned Greenup with his quote. “Twelve years ago I heard Enter Shikari’s debut album ‘Take To The Skies'”, says he, “and was immediately enthralled by that wondrous blend of hardcore and electronica. They sounded, and still do, completely unique and I’ve been an ardent fan ever since. The chance to sign them for So was a bolt from the blue. I’m still breathless that our ever-expanding label will be taking on a band that define indie in its truest sense, authentic, trail-blazing and angry. Welcome to our NW1 tribe”.

So there you go. Now listen to the band’s new track ‘Stop The Clocks’.