Tuesday, 18 August 2015

ENTER SHIKARI ANNOUNCE 'THE MINDSWEEP: HOSPITALISED'


'The Mindsweep: Hospitalised' will be released on October 30th on Ambush Reality/Play It Again Sam, and is a collaboration between Enter Shikari and London-based Hospital Records, who since 1996 have become one of the world’s foremost labels in drum & bass music. 

‘The Mindsweep: Hospitalised’ sees every track on Enter Shikari’s UK Top Ten album ‘The Mindsweep’ - released in January this year - reimagined by some of the most respected and cutting edge artists working in d’n’b today; including the likes of Metrik, S.P.Y, Danny Byrd, London Elektricity (a coup in itself, with L.E’s take on ‘Dear Future Historians’ being their first remix in nearly three years), Keeno and more.

You can watch the video now for Reso’s remix of 'Anaesthetist' here: https://youtu.be/e4vb6C40yVo

As vocalist Rou Reynolds explains: “We’ve always been big on our B-sides and remixes, with every album we've always tried to get a load of drum & bass remixes done. Hospital-wise we did one with High Contrast around the time of our second album ‘Common Dreads’, for instance. While we were making ‘The Mindsweep’ we started the idea of having a consolidated collection of just d’n'b tracks. Because 'The Mindsweep' is such a varied album we just thought it'd be quite interesting to see what a drum & bass take on each track would be, and Hospital's the one label that I personally have been into forever."

‘The Mindsweep: Hospitalised’ will be available on CD, 2 x coloured vinyl LP, and download. It is available for pre-order from today from: http://www.entershikari.com and will be available in all record stores, online retailers and streaming services from October 30th.

The full tracklisting is:
01. The Appeal & The Mindsweep I (Metrik remix)
02. The One True Colour (Keeno remix)
03. Anaesthetist (Reso remix)
04. The Last Garrison (S.P.Y remix)
05. Never Let Go Of The Microscope (Etherwood remix)
06. Myopia (Bop remix)
07. Torn Apart (Hugh Hardie remix)
08 . Interlude (The Erised remix)
09 . The Bank Of England (Lynx remix)
10. There's A Price On Your Head (Danny Byrd remix)
11. Dear Future Historians (London Elektricity remix)
12. The Appeal & The Mindsweep II (Krakota remix)

‘The Mindsweep: Hospitalised’ arrives off the back of a busy summer festival season that has, thus far, included a headline slot at Nass Festival, second stage headline slot at Download Festival, as well as two headline appearances at Glastonbury (John Peel Stage and Billy Bragg’s Leftfield Stage on Friday and Saturday, respectively) in the UK alone. 

The band have also recently announced their first ever UK Arena tour. February 2016 sees them hitting seven large venues across the country, finishing up at London’s 10k capacity Alexandra Palace. Outspoken U.S pop-punk quintet The Wonder Years join them as special guests. 

All dates are on sale now, and look like this; 

FEBRUARY 2016
THUR 18th - GLASGOW - O2 Academy 
FRI 19th - EDINBURGH - Corn Exchange 
SAT 20th - NOTTINGHAM - Capital FM Arena
MON 22nd - BOURNEMOUTH - International Center 
TUES 23rd - CARDIFF - Motorpoint Arena 
THUR 25th - MANCHESTER - Victoria Warehouse 
SAT 27th - LONDON - Alexandra Palace