Following on from the publication of frontman Rou Reynolds’ “A Treatise On Possibility” by Faber on 16th July, and ahead of the release of the “Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible” 2xLP / 2xCD deluxe editions (now moved to August 27th due to Brexit / Covid-related pressing delays), Enter Shikari have released the first in a mini-series of four short documentaries exploring some of the themes of the book and how they relate to tracks from the album.
One part album-making-of, one part anthropological study, "A Film On Possibility” features input from expert guests such as George Monbiot, Dacher Keltner and Toby Ord, as well as the band themselves, on a variety of subjects such as climate catastrophe, the dangers of social media, and existential peril (suffice to say, this is not your standard “how we got that guitar sound” behind-the-scenes video).
Episode One is available now https://youtu.be/Q7SBwjtjRvE with remaining three episodes released at 6PM BST tomorrow (Wed 28th), Thurs 29th and Friday 30th. The final episode will be followed at 7PM BST by a live online Q+A with Rou Reynolds, available to those who have pre-ordered the book or album from Rough Trade Records.
Rou Reynolds had this to say;
"There's a 1 in 6 chance that humanity makes it through this century.
In a world of TikToks, Tweets, and vox pops, we lose depth, detail, and broader perspectives.
We get lost in the 24 hour news cycle, advertising, and online debate.
This is us delving headfirst into a whole range of dizzying, yet critical, topics. Knowledge is power."
Also today, Enter Shikari have announced two small Glasgow shows, alongside music industry climate awareness group Music Declares Emergency, to coincide with the COP26 Climate Summit in the city this coming November. The dates at Glasgow’s QMU fall on the 3rd & 4th November. General sale tickets are available from Friday 30th July at 10AM, with special presale from Wednesday 28th at 10AM for members of the band’s Future Historians fan club.
Rou Reynolds, again;
“Personally, I seize any excuse to get back to Scotland, so with our Edinburgh show now sold out, we're really happy to have an excuse to play Glasgow too.
And this is perhaps the best excuse ever to go make a whole load of noise in Glasgow. COP26 is one of the most pivotal meetings in the history of humankind.
We shall be there to lend our voice and demand real action on the climate crisis.”
Information on Music Declares Emergency;
Formed by a group of UK based artists and music industry professionals in London in 2019, Music Declares Emergency works with over 5000 declarers from all sectors and areas of the global music industry, placing music at the heart of conversation and action in relation to the climate emergency. Their slogan, ‘No Music On A Dead Planet’, has been seen by millions on screens and stages across the world and its groups across Europe and North America continue to place concern for the climate at the heart of music culture.
Enter Shikari tour the UK & Europe in November / December 2021 and January / February 2022,
followed by a full North American tour in March / April 2022.
UK – November 2021
Weds 24th - EXETER - Great Hall
Thurs 25th - NORTHAMPTON - Roadmender - SOLD OUT
Fri 26th - BRIGHTON - Chalk - SOLD OUT
Sat 27th - BEXHILL De La Warr Pavillion
UK - December 2021
Sat 4th - LONDON - Alexandra Palace - SOLD OUT
Sun 5th - MANCHESTER - O2 Victoria Warehouse - SOLD OUT
Tues 7th - LINCOLN - Engine Shed
Wed 8th - HULL - Asylum
Thur 9th - BRISTOL - O2 Academy - SOLD OUT
Sat 11th - LIVERPOOL - Mountford Hall
Sun 12th - LEEDS - O2 Academy
Mon 13th - EDINBURGH - Usher Hall - SOLD OUT
Wed 15th - BIRMINGHAM - O2 Academy - SOLD OUT
Thur 16th - CARDIFF - Great Hall - SOLD OUT
Fri 17th - SOUTHAMPTON - O2 Guildhall - SOLD OUT
Sun 19th - MIDDLESBROUGH - Town Hall
Mon 20th - NOTTINGHAM - Rock City - SOLD OUT
Tues 21st - NOTTINGHAM - Rock City - SOLD OUT