Enter Shikari Release Studio Version of ‘Stop the Clocks’
Enter Shikari may have missed out on new music in 2018, but they're starting to make up for that in 2019, releasing the studio version of their track "Stop the Clocks."
The band added the song to their live sets toward the end of 2018, but had yet to release the studio version until now. The song arrives just as the band is set to play the Reading and Leeds festivals later this month, and serves as their first release since joining So Recordings. Take a listen to the catchy, upbeat song in the player at the bottom of this post.
Frontman Rou Reynolds says of the song, “2018 was the first full year in Enter Shikari’s professional career in which we didn’t release any new music. We loved how The Spark was connecting with people and wanted to give the album its rightful breathing space .. but, not wanting to be dormant, we began a new track towards the end of the year. Anyone who has seen us live recently will have heard 'Stop the Clocks’ - it’s an upbeat post-punk pop track about the joys of human connection."
He continues, "When someone is open and honest about their vulnerabilities, others can connect with them, and then all of us can feel stronger and more comfortable. It conveys the relief, warmth and freeing nature of the normalization of mental health struggles, following decades of stigmatism. A flickering flame of positivity in these difficult and regressive times.”
Reynolds has become a prominent voice in mental health awareness working with the Mental Health Foundation amongst others. The singer has also written two best-selling books this year -- Dear Future Historians (Lyrics and Exegesis of Rou Reynolds for the music of Enter Shikari 2006 - 2019) and The Spark, published by Faber.
If you like what you hear from "Stop the Clocks," you can get your reservation in for the song at this location.
Enter Shikari will be back in North America this fall. See the dates for their upcoming tour below and get tickets here.
Enter Shikari, "Stop the Clocks"
Enter Shikari 2019 North American Tour
Sept. 20 - Austin, Texas @ Barracuda
Sept. 21 - Dallas, Texas @ Deep Ellum Art Co.
Sept. 23 - Nashville, Tenn. @ The Basement East
Sept. 24 - Atlanta, Ga. @ The Loft
Sept. 26 - Baltimore, Md. @ Soundstage
Sept. 29 - Philadelphia, Pa. @ The Foundry ** SOLD OUT **
Sept. 30 - New York, N.Y. @ Bowery Ballroom
Oct. 2 - Ottawa, Ontario @ Maverick's
Oct. 3 - Toronto, Ontario @ The Mod Club
Oct. 4 - Detroit, Mich. @ Crofoot Ballroom
Oct. 5 - Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Pyramid Scheme
Oct. 7 - Chicago, Ill. @ Lincoln Hall
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