Enter Shikari Premiere New Song “Gandhi Mate, Gandhi”

British metalcore group Enter Shikari are releasing their new album, A Flash Flood of Colour, on January 10. Below, you can hear the U.S. exclusive premiere of the song “Gandhi Mate, Gandhi” from that record. Vocalist and keyboardist Roughton “Rou” Reynolds fills us in on the song below the Soundcloud. Let us know what you think of the song in the comments.

REVOLVER What’s this song about?
The song starts with a rant that attempts to sum up the state of the world and describe the breadth of the destructive paradigm we currently live in 30 seconds. It then weaves in and out of satire and and various characters and emotions. It’s a very frustrated and confused song, and reflects the general zeitgeist at the moment; people know we have the resources, the creativity, and the ingenuity to do better than what we have at the moment and are struggling to come to terms with the short term love of money over the long-term stability and progression of our species.

Which part of it did you come up with first?
The piece began life as a tune for my electronic side project, Rout, and was a lively electro influenced dubstep track that I made in late 2008. I always had ideas to expand the track and add lyrics, and as I did, it seemed to transform into an even more furious beast, which then brought forth the exciting possibility of it becoming an Enter Shikari track.

Was this an easy song to write or record?
It was probably one of the most difficult to write and record. Fitting guitars around the bouncy synths while keeping the movement in the sub region proved quite difficult. Lyrically, it was just real good fun to write and record as it really is just a playful venting of frustrations and back-and-forths between characters in the song. The outro is probably one of the most ridiculous things we’ve ever created and was so much fun to make. We cannot wait to play this one live. I’m sure the outro will completely destroy speakers up and down the country; we spent a good long while sculpting the sub, which is daringly low on this track, to do just that!

What sort of feedback have you gotten on this song so far?
It’s certainly a bewildering track upon first listen…and probably the next five listens, too. It takes about that many to get to grips with it. [Laughs] But most of our friends who we’ve played it to have just been generally gobsmacked, which is always a great visual emotion to provoke in someone.

Photo by Joe Dilworth


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  • Faithsugarhigh

    This only makes me want their new album sooner, I have a feeling their going to def take the world by surprise :)

  • Patrick


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=760373677 Joshua Dematas

    Fuck yeah.

  • RJ


  • TheFaintGirl

    can’t wait to hear this played live in Wolverhampton next March! Lovin’ that outro!

  • josh

    abit shit, prefer the old stuff

  • Priestnmatador

    This is the enter shikari i love. Quirky, upbeat, and heavy

  • http://www.facebook.com/Zackee Zack Evans


  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Danny-Brown/796480693 Danny Brown

    New album is going to be off the chain! Can’t wait to see them in Manchester, it’s going to be ridiculous!

  • Josephthompson


  • Sophie_ell

    I LOVE IT!!! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=762893522 Tom Blanchard

    too good

  • http://www.facebook.com/lucho.rx Lucho Fernández

    metalcore? lol.

  • SusanFuckingBoyle

    omfg <3 LOVE

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1355951691 Hayley Berglin


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=723687179 Frankie Stafford

    Fucking amazing song…

  • lozz

    Kinda reminds me of Sikth

  • Jenn

    absolutely incredible!!!

  • Jasonstam

    The outro feels like a build up and than it just ends.   Not sure how I feel about this track.
    I still think Destabilise and Quelle Surprise are two of the best tracks they’ve ever written.

  • Bumhead

    bag of shit

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Park/100000665738420 Chris Park

    Not sure

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1551106809 Lukas Schiller

    British METALCORE!? Gotta be kidding…

  • Bob

    I turned my speakers up for the intro and then it kicked in at 45 seconds and my mouth dropped. sub shaking the desk.

    House mates angry.
    Worth it.

  • http://twitter.com/sssashapit ☯✞☯sasha☯✞☯

    their old stuff and new stuff is amazing ok and this song is so good yeah yay x

  • http://www.facebook.com/kurt.haake Kurtis William Haake

    No where near as good as there old stuff, bearing that in mind, its ok.

  • http://twitter.com/entermaddie Madeleine White

    oh.my.god. I think I just died. amazing<3

  • Hughmatee

    why is a good part of this song just an old ROUT track :L

  • Kbushh

    i will always love enter shikari, but i prefer the old stuff. Although, I could get used to their new style.

  • Kelsey

    This is an awesome song instrumentally and lyrically, I really love the meaning behind the lyrics and all the different sounds of the instruments clashing together. 

  • http://twitter.com/HasteTheChariot John marler

    I love his voice(s)

  • Mr Jonny Sniper J

    This track is amazingly surprising, completely headbanging, I don’t know what to do when listening to it, I don’t understand why I love it, but I simply do, Thanks Shikari.

  • Jonnysniper30

    jeez, has there ever been a song i didnt love ?!

  • Chase

    British metalcore group ?!

  • Vallettamalta

    BEST SONG EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Corp

    Nathan Barley.

  • dfhgfudjhkjl

    swear they’re post hardcore?D:

  • Alfredorosas93

    this song sucked so bad it should of stayed in england

    • F8ckUsa

      Shut up you dirty yanky fuck. You probably don’t like this song because it’s opened your eyes to what a disgrace your shite country is.

  • JohnFriza

    i dont know about you but,
    i dont think the primary persons of your life, of my life,
    the entire deal of the human race, just so blindly consumed
    to support a failing economy in a faulty system

    forever and ever until we run out of every resource and resort
    to blowing each other up to ensure our own survival
    i dont think were suppose to sit by idol whilst we condeem to use
    a long outdated system, that produces war, povery, conlusion, curruption
    ruins our environment and threatens every aspect of our health
    and does nothing but divide and segregate us.

    i dont think how much military equipment were selling to other countries
    how many hydro carbons were burning, how much money is being printed
    and exchanged is a good measure of how healthy our society is,

    but i do think i can speak for everyone when i say

    we’re sick of this shit!


    time to mobolise, time to openeyes

    we are not a quiet body of resistance
    /this is real/ /we cannot afford to fail/

    axe-wid, axe-wid, persistance
    /this is real/ /but we cannot afford to fail/

    and then the established order, respects me, and feel me

    Fuck You! We have no respect. And when tomorrow comes,
    were gna step on your head

    woah mate, calm down, calm the fuck down – Ghandi Mate,
    remember Ghandi!..Alright im fine

    See if were keen for silence, then they’ll resort to violence
    And thats how we criminolise change.

    Ooooh Yabadabadooo one son, we don’t want your rules
    Who you foolin son, we got all the tools

    We need to build a whole new system, to correct these flaws
    /you know what/ I’m already listening to them

    Your a communist, a fucking etopenist

    Oh here come the emosive labels, there attempt to fails
    cos man were so far out of your comfort zone

    we stop, think, begin to revive
    we stop, think, begin to revive
    we stop, think, begin to revive

    we begin to revive
    put a call out to the front line, get a message out to the contact squad
    transmit, emergency frequencies
    put a call out to the front line, get a message out to the contact squad
    put a call out, put a call out, put a call out

    ooh the jigsaw starts to build
    ooh the jigsaw starts to build
    piece… by… PIECE!


    transmit emergency frequencies


    transmit emergency frequencies

    /emergency frequencies/
    /emergency frequencies/
    /emergency frequencies/
    /emergency… frequenciesssss/

    (Probably some slight spelling mistakes/misheard words:D)

    • Mr. Milkman

      Had some mistakes, but thanks anyway!

  • Anonymous

    Absolute wank… it makes me sad that people buy into their rants, they speak so much crap is unbelievable. Printing money? We don’t print money… that causes inflation. 

    Song’s a mess too, just no good. Loved old Shikari but I can’t stand this new stuff. Where are the hooks, where the interesting melodies? It’s like someone’s taken an old nu-metal track and put some okay-ish synths over it.

    • yourapenls

      shut up

    • Love_peace_and_bananas

      Actually, he’s talking about how much money being printed and exchanged and this being a measurement for the wealth of a country/”how healthy our society is”.

  • josh

    so fucking shit, stop trying to be original and just make decent music. lost so much respect.

    • adam

      That is just your opinion but ummm………. NO ONE GIVES A SHIT

    • Danny

      silly twat….

    • Francis

      if you don’t like the song don’t comment

    • @Nickahharrharr

      “Stop trying to be original”? – That’s such a moronic statement, think of it this way, why would you want to try and do what’s been done before? They’re just expressing themselves how they see fit, in all fairness you are entitled to your own opinion, but don’t be express your distaste in such a retarded way, or you’ll get bashed for having an opinion…

    • lulu serenity

      they are the only band i know thats sophisticated and with a different sound. “original” isnt even a word in their lives. their music should win everyones respect.

    • Ji Koelewyn

       fuck you we have no respect

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1304856316 Simon ‘Pyro’ Shaw

    Fucking awsome

  • Toby_taylor

    absolute genius production

  • Jimbob

    It sounds like a baby found a keyboard that made cool sound so he just kept fucking slamming the same damn key that’s what I think about the electronic production. The acoustic elements are pretty cool, guitars, vocals and all that, it’s innovative and pretty dope but around 3:18.. it’s just a tidal wave of loud as fuck bullshit..

    • HC

      Well, i think that if they sound like a baby who found a keyboard you must know smart kids.

  • HC

    Im jizzing my pants 😀

  • Brighteyes25

    this song is complete garbage. directionless, confused, mindless, sloppy garbage. People who are loving this….seriously? I mean, whatever floats your boat, but it just goes to show how sever the deterioration of musical intelligence is in this day and age. 

    • Kfeionav

      Just because you don’t understand how complex the track actually is, doesn’t mean you should bash it. Give it a few more listens, actually listen to the lyrics, and stop surfing facebook while listening and you might actually understand it. 

    • Ji Koelewyn

       an excellent song