“The Void Stares Back” is Enter Shikari‘s first new music since the release of their UK #2 charting album “Nothing Is Real & Everything Is Possible”. New single “The Void Stares Back” – which features Wargasm – arrives ahead of their Reading & Leeds mainstage performances later this month.
From its piercing opening, Prodigy-esque riff the band thrust themselves into a quite remarkable run of several thrilling melodies. Joining forces with Wargasm for a particularly potent call and response verse – which in the bands’ own words is about the forward march of social progress and the ushering out of archaic outlooks on sexuality, gender, social constructs – ‘The Void Stares Back‘ keeps on giving all the way through to its stadium-sized chorus.
If this new song in any way points to the shape of things to come from future Shikari songs then I think they’ll be putting together some of the biggest songs they’ve ever written. And they lose nothing here of the out and out attack, venom and social commentary that their sizeable fanbase loves so much. Last year they headlined the Download Festival Pilot and sold out a fourth show at London’s Alexandra Palace. Next year the venues are getting bigger.