Enter Shikari are a British rock band formed in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England in 1999 under the name Hybryd by Chris Batten, Rou Reynolds, and Rob Rolfe. In 2003, Rory Clewlow joined the band and it adopted its current name. Enter Shikari’s debut studio album, Take to the Skies, was released on 19 March 2007 and reached number 4 in the Official UK Album Chart; their second, Common Dreads, was released on 15 June 2009 and debuted on the UK Albums Chart at number 16;
and their third, A Flash Flood of Colour, was released on 16 January 2012 and debuted on the chart at number 4. Enter Shikari then spent a considerable amount of time supporting the release through the A Flash Flood of Colour World Tour, before beginning work on a fourth studio album, The Mindsweep, which was released on 19 January 2015.
The band is named after Shikari, a boat belonging to vocalist Rou Reynolds’ uncle, and has had the same four members since the addition of Clewlow in 2003.