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By Alan Davies
Monday, June 10, 2013
ENTER Shikari have released an epic new track called Radiate.
The single dropped tonight (Monday), just days before the genre-busting post-hardcore quartet from St Albans headline the second stage at the 2013 Download Festival.
It received its first airplay on BBC Radio 1 this evening on Zane Lowe and Daniel P Carter’s joint ‘Radio One Rocks’ show, and Radiate was soon trending in the UK on Twitter.
Radiate follows the release of The Paddington Frisk back in April, and is the second of the three tracks recorded “just for the hell of it” to be released in 2013.
Ahead of the full video being available on YouTube, the band tweeted a short taster, saying: “this’ll do you til the vids up tho! youtube.com/watch?feature=… #Radiate”
While there was a temporary delay, the group added: “the #Radiate vid’ll be up soon, promise. it’s a whole minute longer than the one you heard too ;)”
Not long after, the official video was live and the group’s official Twitter handle @ENTERSHIKARI tweeted: “#Radiate video is GO!!! youtube.com/watch?v=tLeg_5… RT if you feelin’ it! :)”
Rory Clewlow, Rob Rolfe, Chris Batten and Rou Reynolds also appeared in the BBC Radio One Live Lounge on Saturday afternoon during Huw Stephens’ show.
They gave a debut live performance of Shikari Sound System’s version of The Paddington Frisk and also covered Ben Howard track Keep Your Head Up.
Enter Shikari’s electronic alter-ego Shikari Sound System will be appearing live at this year’s Reading / Leeds Festival, headlining the Lock-Up Stage.
Saturday’s Live Lounge session gave fans a small first taste of what to expect.
Before their Reading / Leeds appearance, the Hertfordshire quartet will headline the second stage at metal fest Download, at Donington Park, on Saturday, June 15.
Topping the main stage line-up that night will be heavy metal legends Iron Maiden with their awesome Maiden England set.
Enter Shikari frontman Rou Reynolds told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “Luckily we don’t actually clash with Maiden.
“I really can’t wait for this one. I absolutely love playing outdoors, it’s an honour to be headlining and I’m sure we’ll do all we can to make it a classic show.”
A fortnight after Download, Enter Shikari play Glastonbury, which will be headlined this year for the first time by The Rolling Stones.