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Enter Shikari Score Highest-Ever Chart Position With Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible

Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible is Enter Shikari’s highest-charting album ever. Congratulations, chaps!

Huge congratulations are in order for Enter Shikari, whose brilliant, 4K-rated new album Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible has just hit Number Two in the UK album charts!

The St Albans mob lost out only to Gerry Cinnamon, who scored the top spot with The Bonny, which achieved 29,000 chart sales in its first week.

While we of course would have liked to have seen Nothing Is True… take Number One, this is nevertheless a huge achievement for Rou Reynolds and co., and it marks the band’s fifth Top 10 album of their career (joining 2007 debut Take To The Skies, 2012’s A Flash Flood Of Colour, 2015’s The Mindsweep and 2017’s The Spark). Not bad going at all, eh?

Naturally, Shikari’s latest LP was the result of an enormous amount of work from the band, with Rou telling Kerrang! recently that this music pretty much took over his entire life for a whole year.

You’re on this solitary expedition and you miss a lot,” he explained. It has to be like that in order to be able to execute an album with this amount of detail; it has to be all encompassing. It has to become you. 

I’m not one for self-aggrandisement, but in terms of musical agility I don’t think there’s anyone else out there that’s going for this sort of breadth, or to be able to achieve it in a way that feels congruent, feels like it flows, feels understandable. 

People go to a band because they’re going to make them feel a certain way,” he concluded. Most people don’t go to a band because it’s going to make them feel a million ways within 40 minutes – and that’s what we do. I enjoy that the palette is very big for us so we can try and convey lots of different emotions. That’s what excites me.”

To celebrate the good news, watch our in-depth Face To Face chat with Rou – done via Zoom, and with the help of 50 fans – and order your copy of Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible if you haven’t already done so.

Posted on April 24th 2020, 5:52p.m.
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