Chaos: A word that, by definition, means complete confusion. A word that implies disorder of all sorts. A word that perfectly describes Enter Shikari’s most recent single “Gandhi Mate, Gandhi.”
The song begins with a muddling of noise and British ramblings about war, property corruption, pollution, and other economic disagreements, obviously things the band feels strongly about. This approach starts to increase the blood pressure level at the get-go, which is surely the intention. This is also the calmest that the song will be until the very end. From the group yell that is typical of a band such as Asking Alexandria, it goes into, no, not a metal breakdown, but a dubstep breakdown that lasts for about ten seconds until the really hectic feel breaks out. From here, the song is seemingly multi-faceted: political ramblings, dubstep, screaming, and a breather when they get too worked up; after that it is comparable to XTC.
In regards to the band’s previous works, “Gandhi Mate, Gandhi” is actually not very similar to any other Enter Shikari songs – as in there aren’t any straight vocals, and there is a load more of electronics. It also has the ability to make one feel amped up, stressed out, or completely lost in the noise that is this song, that after the three minute mark seems to drag on a bit too long. It has interesting bits and pieces, but overall is complete and utter chaos.