Enter Shikari announce first-ever authorised biography, Standing Like Statues

Fifteen years after their incredible debut Take To The Skies, Enter Shikari are telling their story in full…

Enter Shikari announce first-ever authorised biography, Standing Like Statues
Emily Carter
Paul Harries

Enter Shikari have just unveiled details of their first authorised biography, entitled Standing Like Statues.

Written by Kerrang! Editor Luke Morton and published by Faber Music, the book arrives 15 years on from their breath-taking debut album Take To The Skies, and will tell their full story via comprehensive interviews with each member of the band, plus their team.

“It’s such a joy to now have our story thus far recorded forever,” says frontman Rou Reynolds. “Luke has done an incredible job of making sense of a band that’s not so easy to make sense of. Almost everything about this band is convoluted, unconventional or contradictory, but Luke has hacked his way through this jungle and created a clear – and, most importantly – entertaining path! He’s been there since pretty much the very beginning, and it’s an honour to have someone so passionate, adroit and empathetic tell our story up to this point, just as we’re taking our first tentative steps into ‘the next era’ of Enter Shikari.

“It feels surreal and incredibly gratifying to have this book, and I’m so glad to have a record of it all before our memories inevitably fade.”

Standing Like Statues is due out on October 26 and is available to pre-order now.

Surrounding the release both Shikari and Luke will take part in three live events at Rough Trade stores, hosted by Sophie K.

Those dates are as follows:


26 London Rough Trade Eat
31 Nottingham Rough Trade


1 Bristol Rough Trade

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