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Enter Shikari ready 'stupid' new LP
Greg Cochrane
Newsbeat music reporter

Enter Shikari
Enter Shikari release Common Dread on 15 June

Enter Shikari have described the sound of their new album Common Dreads as "stupid".

Their second record, the follow up to 2007 debut Take To The Skies, is released on 15 June.

It is preceded by single Juggernauts, available from 1 June.

Speaking to Newsbeat, bass player Chris Batten said: "The new single is one of the more tame songs - there are some which even we think are a bit stupid - so they must be really stupid."

Still independent

The band also confirmed they have signed a distribution deal with Atlantic but will once again release material via their own label - Ambush Reality.

Reach To The Skies was released independently and the band, along with Arctic Monkeys, are one of just a handful to headline London's departed Astoria still unsigned.

Drummer Rob Rolfe said: "It's not like your average signing. We've been plugging into their sources [Atlantic's] and we're using them but at the same time keeping the rights for the music - keeping our independence."

Common Dreads was recorded at Arreton Manor on the Isle Of White with producer Andy Gray after some initial sessions at home.

The band begin a short UK tour in Weston-super-Mare on 15 May.



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