Enter Shikari have shared a studio version of live favourite ‘Stop The Clocks’ ahead of this year’s Reading & Leeds.
The band will be playing four sets at the festival later this month, with this latest single their first under new label So Recordings. Have a listen here.
“2018 was the first full year in Enter Shikari’s professional career in which we didn’t release any new music,” Rou Reynolds explains. “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. 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 normalisation of mental health struggles, following decades of stigmatism. A flickering flame of positivity in these difficult and regressive times.”
The band released their fifth album ‘The Spark’ in September 2017.