Enter Shikari - Take to the Skies (Album)
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  • Let's just say, the ideal listener would be really into clubbing, but equally a big fan of sometimes-screaming, angsty, rock

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      Not usually my cup of tea this. It’s more a bitter dark and strong coffee that you could stand a spoon up in … I really dislike the taste of coffee.

      So it’s not something I would knowingly drink. Or, to cut the waffle (and terrible metaphor) short: It’s not what I expected, and not unpleasant. Infact it’s quite tasty.

      It’s impossible to pigeon-hole the sound of Enter Shikari. Greater men/women have tried ‘hardcore-dance-meets-rock’ or ‘emo-come-punk-come-trancey-rave’.


      I won’t even try. Let’s just say, the ideal listener would be really into clubbing, but equally a big fan of sometimes-screaming, angsty, rock.

      And as it warns on the label, the language is Explicit. So no letting your grandma listen to it, but give up preventing your teenagers from hearing it.

      It’s catchy in places. Not the kind of thing you can hum along to, sing on the bus/train/tube on the way to work (e.g.


      • “You do this every f*cking time!”) but definitely a gotcha and something you can yell back if you ever see the band live.

        And there’s a few surprising tracks on there - not a samey album, as some can be. There’s Johnny Sniper - which starts with a marching band, big on drama, and has a very different feel, with heavy use of 80’s inspired synths. Then there’s Adieu - a sweet, and quite raw

        sounding ‘love’ break-up song, with floating pipes and keyboards. There’s the trance and _almost_ chill-out Reprise 1. And the brilliant contrast of Anything Can Happen in the Next Half Hour - calm, slow building almost melancholy ‘verse’ for want of a better word, and simmering energy that then explodes into the guitar heavy chorus.

        It’s like Marmite, you’ll love it, or hate it. Or perhaps Coffee ….




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