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Enter Shikari Post Video For The Great Unknown

Wednesday, 13 May 2020 Written by Laura Johnson

Photo: Derek Ridgers

Enter Shikari have unveiled a new video.

The clip accompanies The Great Unknown, the energetic opening track of the genre-splicing quartet's recent album 'Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible'.

The St. Albans band once again worked with director Polygon, who also took charge of videos for the singles The Dreamers Hotel and Stop The Clocks.

It was shot during the currrent COVID-19 lockdown, with each band member self-filming their individual performances at home. The finished product finds the four-piece playing the song in holographic form within a neon lit, Blade Runner-esque city. Discussing the experience, vocalist Rou Reynolds said:

"The Great Unknown is a song about existential dread. A song about the need for new ideas and new beginnings. I'm so glad we were able to still make a video for this song, what with the current state of affairs, and I’m glad we were able to convey the emotions intrinsic to the song with this video - our state of isolation and desolation but also determination and connection. Yet again it was a great pleasure to work with Polygon, albeit remotely this time! I won’t forget taking directions from him on Skype, as I recorded my scenes in front of a homemade green-screen in my bedroom!"

Polygon added:

"The Great Unknown is an invitation for viewers to dive into a futuristic and gloomy world, where high-end buildings mix with gigantic holograms. The concept of the video is to create a parallel between the state we're all in at the moment and an ultra pessimistic vision of the world… It seems like there is no redemption nor glimmer of hope in this massive city, but even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.

"I'm really happy with the result of this video and I hope people will enjoy it. It’s truly amazing working with the band and management for they’ve always been supportive of these kind of ideas and always been giving me total freedom regarding the direction and execution of what are at first silly lines on a notepad or badly drawn doodles. I’ll forever be thankful for all the opportunities the band have given me."

Enter Shikari and Don Broco headline the two-day online festival Five4Five on May 16 and 17, respectively, with five bands playing each day. Viewers can watch for free with organisers encouraging a £5 donation to help raise money for NHS Charities Together.

The band will support 'Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible' with a UK and European tour later in the year. Tickets are on sale now.

Enter Shikari Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Mon October 12 2020 - HELSINKI Tavastia Klubi (Finland)
Tue October 13 2020 - TAMPRERE Klubi (Finland)
Fri October 16 2020 - STOCKHOLM Fryhuset (Sweden)
Sat October 17 2020 - OSLO John Dee (Norway)
Sun October 18 2020 - GOTHENBURG Pustervik (Sweden)
Mon October 19 2020 - COPENHAGEN Pumpehuset (Denmark)
Wed October 21 2020 - WARSAW Palladium (Poland)
Thu October 22 2020 - KRAKOW Kwadrat (Poland)

Wed November 11 2020 - SOUTHAMPTON O2 Guildhall Southampton
Thu November 12 2020 - MANCHESTER O2 Victoria Warehouse
Fri November 13 2020 - CARDIFF Great Hall - Cardiff Uni
Sat November 14 2020 - LONDON Alexandra Palace
Mon November 16 2020 - MIDDLESBROUGH Middlesbrough Town Hall
Wed November 18 2020 - EDINBURGH Usher Hall
Thu November 19 2020 - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Fri November 20 2020 - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Sat November 21 2020 - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy Birmingham

Tue December 01 2020 - ANTWERP Trix (Belgium)
Fri December 04 2020 - BERLIN Columbiahalle (Germany)
Sat December 05 2020 - COLOGNE Palladium (Germany)
Sun December 06 2020 - STUTTGART AKA Longhorn (Germany)
Wed December 09 2020 - MUNICH Tonhalle (Germany)
Thu December 10 2020 - OFFENBACH AM MAIN Stadthalle (Germany)
Sat December 12 2020 - AMSTERDAM Melkweg (Netherlands)

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