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Published on December 11th, 2018 | by voxx

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Enter Shikari – Welly, Hull

03/12/2018

Enter Shikari last visited Hull back in 2012 as part of their A Flash Flood of Colour World Tour. Two albums and an EP later they return to a sold out Hull as part of the Stop the Clocks tour. Hull was the first city to sell out and the ever-devoted Enter Shikari fans are out in force.

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Starting rather gently with stadium sing-along ‘The Sights’, the set jumps across the band’s growing back catalogue, with ‘Step Up’, ‘Labyrinth’ and crowd pleaser ‘Arguing with Thermometers’. The polished album sound translates well, the tracks given a freshness from a much heavier, grittier and raw sound. It lends itself perfectly to the live stage and absorbs the room as the swagger of ‘Rabble Rouser’ shakes the room.

The tour coincides with the 10 year anniversary of their second album, Common Dreads. Rou declares that we’ll be treated to a selection of tracks from the record to celebrate, with ‘Halcyon’, ‘Hectic’ and the delicate guitar of ‘Gap in the Fence’. The room is alive with a chorus echoing every undulation, every word.

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Next it’s back to the recent, with ‘Shinrin-Yoku’ and ‘The Revolt of the Atoms’, setting the pace as electro takes centre stage. ‘Gandhi Mate, Gandhi’ and ‘Mothership’ push forward, before an absolutely fantastic cover of ‘Insomnia’, originally by Faithless. The balance seems perfect as the machine rolls on, blending the softer, more personal sounds of The Spark with the rawer edge of Common Dreads, and everything in between. Mixing the dance/electro numbers with their origins in post hardcore, alongside the more recent 80’s synth inspired work, is a stroke of genius. It all complements, held together with passion, poise and dedication.

Next, ‘Havoc B’, the beautifully soulful ‘Airfield’, ‘Undercover Agents’, ‘No Sleep Tonight’, and the 80’s synth pop drenched new track and tour namesake, ‘Stop the Clocks’, pave the way to the “quick fire round” as the band blast between ‘Sorry, You’re Not a Winner’, ‘The Last Garrison’, ‘…Meltdown’ and ‘Anesthetist’.

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The band leave the stage to rapturous applause, and it’s well deserved. A final curtain call encore comes in the shape of ‘Juggernauts’, and the pure joy of the slick synth ear worm, ‘Live Outside’. A fantastic end to the night, which perfectly encapsulates one of the UK’s most imaginative and innovative acts. Give ‘em a look!

- Words by Luke Goodhand | Photography by Rowan Zynoni


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