Thursday, 5 April 2012



Fresh from completing work on 3rd album A Flash Flood of Colour (due for release early 2012), St. Albans quartet Enter Shikari hit UK roads for a headline tour following a summer that included a huge set at Reading/Leeds. Norwich was the tour's first port of call for a band fast becoming one of Britain's best live acts, and their unique blend of rock, hardcore and drum 'n' bass/dubstep went down a storm to an adoring crowd.

Wasting no time, the band dived into their set (quite literally – at one point vocalist Rou Reynolds actually swung into the crowd from stage-side rigging), and tore through a set comprising of their most popular songs covering their 2 records and recent singles, as well as some fan favourites. A semi-acoustic interlude fell a little bit flat, not keeping with the slightly chaotic atmosphere permeating the LCR (there were even human pyramids at one point); that said, the crowd knew every word anyway. After a blistering encore, Shikari left the stage triumphantly, and left the LCR itself battered, bruised and grinning from ear to ear. It's safe to say Norwich set a good precedent for the rest of the tour.

COPYRIGHT Thomas Castle , October 2011

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