Every now and again, your favorite band surprises you with a release that you did not see coming. Enter Shikari has released a new song and video for a new track called, “Hoodwinker”. The track was recorded around the same time of the standalone single, “Redshift” and has a bit of a harder edge.
Where “Redshift” was a little bit more melodic, “Hoodwinker” enters with a metal breakdown and rougher vocals. The chorus then goes into a familiar, almost catchy cadence. In reference to the new song, lead singer Rou Reynolds said this:
“Every now and then, outside of album releases and their attendant “campaigns”, it’s nice to release a song into the wild, out-of-the-blue. To bowl it full force at the faces of the general public without prior warning.
“Hoodwinker” is the current incoming projectile.
It is Enter Shikari angrily calling out your God as an imposter… which I’m afraid he is. I know you thought all the others were imposters and yours was, in fact, the real one, but I’m afraid he is a phoney too.
We have clear evidence of false paperwork and forged documents.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
Please enjoy this piece of angry music though. I hope its frustration and righteous indignation will go some way to dampening the annoying news.”
Main Photo Credit: Tom Pullen