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Enter Shikari Enters ‘The Dreamer’s Hotel’

St. Albans, U.K. rock giants Enter Shikari premiered their latest single, ‘The Dreamer’s Hotel,’ with BBC Radio host Annie Mac on Feb. 10. The track comes with the announcement of their sixth studio album, Nothing is True & Everything is Possible, which is due out April 17.

‘The Dreamer’s Hotel’ is a furious track that, in many ways, is the culmination of Enter Shikari’s long history of genre melding. The group’s tendency to meld punk, pop, electronica, drum-and-bass, metal, and rock into an angry union of defiance and nonconformity is in no way lost on this track. Drummer Rob Rolfe lays down a mean drum beat against scathing synthesizers and guitarist Rory Clewlow’s dissonant riffage. The hard hitting track is driven by frontman Roughton Reynolds’ commanding and mildly overblown voice as he outwardly announces he’s “going on a rampage.” The track manically turns on a dime with an infectious chorus that is clearly just the tip of the iceberg that will be the new chapter of Enter Shikari’s career.

The band tries to capture the world’s current polarizing climate in the new single. “It’s trying to encapsulate the vibe in the world right now, which is one of polarity,” said Reynolds in an interview with BBC host Annie May moments before the track’s afternoon (or evening, if you’re a Londoner) premiere. “‘The Dreamer’s Hotel’ is this fictitious place that we’d all love to go and just be peaceful and compassionate and nice to each other,” said Reynolds. “The metaphor is that the hotel is just completely desolate and dilapidated.” According to Clewlow, the verse and chorus each represent a different character that interacts with the “hotel.”

Though the band has yet to announce any American dates in support of Nothing is True & Everything is Possible, they have announced several summer appearances at festivals throughout mainland Europe.