They’re a band that sings about real problems that are effecting people on a daily basis. From war, collusion, racism, homophobia, to health care and poverty, the list goes on.
They’ve been described as many genres, from rock, to elecrtonicore, to metal, dubstep and punk. They’re a hard band to describe, but the genres are unimportant, as it’s the things they sing about that define them.
Other than charity events, the band has spoken out about female genital mutilation, and aren’t afraid of making their voices heard. They ditched a supporting band after homophobic comments came from them. I think it’s cool that they flat-out don’t put up with people’s bullshit, and their lyrics reflect this.
Ghandi mate, Ghandi has a great rant by Rou at the start that pretty much sums up the band’s stance and should give you a good idea of what the band is about.
Enter Shikari has been around for over a decade now, and over the years they’ve transformed from a post-hardcore band with heavy punk inspiration, to a more unique band with more political messages.
To name a few songs with obvious messages, there’s Fanfare For The Conscious Man; a song about illegal wars. Arguing with Thermometers; one about climate change.
Their newest album, The Mindsweep, features a song called Anaesthetist. The speech Rou Reynolds gave at Reading 2014 before the song says it all, really.
Two of their albums are on YouTube right now, for free to listen to. A Flash Foood Of Colour is their third album and is more subdued compared to their second, louder, less politically focused album, Take To The Skies.
I don’t know, I’d just rather listen to a musician with something to say, rather than someone blabbing about butts, money, or “bitches”.