Enter Shikari are a four-piece rock band formed in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England in 2003. Their musical style has been described as post-hardcore, electronicore (which they are considered to have pioneered), alternative rock and experimental metal, fusing elements of various rock subgenres, such as punk rock, metalcore and hardcore punk, with elements of various electronic music genres, including drum and bass, dubstep, electronica, trance and industrial. The band is named after a boat belonging to Roughton "Rou" Reynolds' uncle, and a character in a play which he wrote before forming the band, both of which are named Shikari.
Their debut album, Take to the Skies, was released on 19 March 2007 and reached number four in the Official UK Album Chart, while their second album, Common Dreads, was released on 15 June 2009 and debuted on the UK Albums Chart at 16. Their third studio album, A Flash Flood of Colour, was released on 16 January 2012 and debuted on the chart at number four. 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 in January 2015. The band has the same four members since formation.