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Enter Shikari Release Charity Live Album, The Last Spark (Bootleg Series Vol. 11)

Listen to Enter Shikari’s new live release, The Last Spark (Bootleg Series Vol. 11), which is raising money for the band’s road crew.

Having already delivered one absolutely spectacular album this year – the 4K-rated Nothing Is True & Everything Is PossibleEnter Shikari are wasting no time in unveiling even more material for fans: today, the St Albans mob have unveiled a new charity live record, The Last Spark (Bootleg Series Vol. 11).

The release is available for a pay-what-you-want price (minimum donation £3) over at entershikari.com/store, with all profits being shared between Shikari’s road crew, who have obviously lost work in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Read this: The best albums of 2020 so far

Some of our crew have been with us since 2006,” says frontman Rou Reynolds. They’re our family, and make us look and sound good, often under difficult circumstances. The least we can do is try to support them during this difficult time. We would have liked to have done something for them sooner, but mixing the audio on this took us longer than expected, and they wouldn’t appreciate us rushing out shoddy art in their name. 

The Brussels AB is one of the best venues in the world, and one that has always been good to us on the many times we’ve played there. We’re happy to finally be able to capture a show from there on tape.”

As well as Bootleg Series Vol. 11, Rou and the gang have also launched a new charity tab on their webstore, with special items up for grabs and the money made being donated to various charitable causes”.

Notably, Shikari have just released a one-sided blue vinyl 7” of the band’s 2019 Stop The Clocks single, limited to just 450 copies, with Rou explaining: We didn’t have time to make a Stop The Clocks 7” at the time of its original release, so its nice to finally have that on plastic, and especially nice that we get to use it to do something useful. The rise of food bank use is an effect of shameful government policy and failure to look after the most vulnerable people in our society.”

Listen The Last Spark (Bootleg Series Vol. 11) via Shikari’s YouTube below. The band encourage anyone streaming to drop a donation if they are able:

Enter Shikari Bootleg Vol 11 Cover

If that’s not enough live Shikari goodness for you, watch the band hit Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, New York as part of their brilliant Stop The Clocks U.S. Tour:

Posted on July 3rd 2020, 10:57a.m.
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