Posted by Jessica Thornsby.
Reviewed on 3rd September 2010.
Live at Leeds Festival 2010 on Friday, 27th August 2010
Enter Shikari suffer an early lapse in audience interest, when a fan takes it upon himself to scale the tent's central pole, presumably sick of being squashed shoulder-to-shoulder in the rammed NME tent. Cue lots of mid-song cheers and boos from the audience, as the daredevil Enter Shikari fan risks climbing a few extra feet and edges his way back down, respectively. After allowing him a few songs in the spotlight, Enter Shikari frontman Roughton Reynolds decides it's his turn to go for a wander: scaling the scaffolding around the stage during 'Zzzonked.'
Enter Shikari's synth-loaded post-hardcore disco is set off with an entire clubnight's worth of strobes and flashing lights, adding to the frenzied, nightclub-meets-hardcore-show surrealism of it all. Although 'Sorry, You're Not A Winner' is inexplicably missing from the setlist, there's still room for 'Anything Can Happen In The Next Half An Hour' and 'Mothership,' and Enter Shikari give us a sneak peek of upcoming material, with breakdown-packed new track 'Destabilise.' Although, live at least, 'Destabilise' doesn't sound like it's bringing anything new to the Enter Shikari table, judging by the crowd's reaction, with 'Destabilise,' Enter Shikari are giving their fans exactly what you want, even if that is more of the same. Expect to keep seeing these guys crop up in high-profile festival slots, for quite some time yet.