Hands down, the hardest working band this journalist has ever known. Since 1999 Enter Shikari have dared to challenge what a rock band could be. Throughout their albums, they’ve experimented with a wide array of sounds, while singing lyrics that tap into the dark bits of the human condition.

For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to the band about grinding over the years and the choice to do it, the birth of The Spark, past albums and how they contrast with The Spark, and what keeps the band creative. Check out their conversation below, along with the video for 'Live Outside'.

“There’s a central thing that run’s through this record, which is to not be afraid to show human vulnerability.’”

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