Enter Shikari and multi-disciplinary Australian star AViVA link up for new single ‘STRANGERS’

By Dom Smith
By November 10, 2023 Manchester, News

Enter Shikari and AViVA are today sharing their new collaborative single ‘STRANGERS’.

This exciting coming together of two genre-blending artists is as explosive as each of their fanbases can expect, as the former touring partners bring their signature to let ‘STRANGERS’ soar. Crushing and impassioned, ‘STRANGERS’ erupts in characteristic fashion and again showcases the collaborative talents of a band that in the last year alone have worked on singles with Cody Frost, WARGASM and You Me At Six.

Talking about their new single with AViVA, lead singer and producer Rou Reynolds says:

“Aviva has has such a great voice (I can still hear her operatic warm ups, echoing around the backstage rooms!), so it was a pleasure to sing with her on the track. Rob and I got to visit her at home on the beautiful coast of New South Wales and work together on what would become STRANGERS, the story of newly found freedom from a suffocating relationship”.

AViVA says: “Teaming up with Enter Shikari for this project has been an incredible experience. After touring with them in 2022 we thought it would be fun to work on a song together and ‘STRANGERS’ just seemed perfect.”

“We all share a deep passion for music, and together, we’ve crafted something truly special that I believe our fans will love. The song has been worked on across multiple countries, and time zones, and we were even lucky enough to do the vocal recording together at my home studio. The song continues to explore a concept I see as a throughline in much of my artistic work. The loss of connection, and isolation that follows. the line ‘we’re just STRANGERS now’ really sums it up, but I think people will really connect with the rawness of this song, be it the loss of a romantic relationship or losing a friend, that pain often lingers with us for a long time.”

Listen to ‘STRANGERS’ on streaming services here and share the visualizer on YouTube below.

About AViVA

AViVA, known for her 2017 single “GRRRLS,” explores themes of control and isolation in her emo-pop/alt-rock music. She’s a multidisciplinary artist from Sydney, now based in LA, with a strong fan community known as “Outsiders.” She’s released two novels with Pan Macmillan since 2021. Her music has over 80 million monthly streams and four billion combined streams. In 2022 she completed a US tour with Enter Shikari and performed at Riot Fest in Chicago and MADCOOL Fest in Madrid. AViVA is set to appear at Download UK and Rock Am Ring/Rock Im Park festivals next year.

Enter Shikari will be continuing their World Tour in Europe through November before returning to Australia ahead of beginning their biggest ever UK arena tour in February 2024. It is a ground-breaking tour during which £1 from every ticket sale will be donated to the Music Venue Trust in support of grassroots venues. The full run of tour dates is below. Tickets are on sale now here.

Europe November 2023

10 Nov – Barbra Negra, Budapest, HU
11 Nov – Majestic, Bratislava, SK
13 Nov – Dom Omladine, Belgrade, RS
14 Nov – Tvornica Kulture, Zagreb, HR
16 Nov – Mixtape 5, Sofia, BG
18 Nov – Gagarin 205, Athens, GR
19 Nov – Principal Club Theater, Thessaloniki​​, GR​​​​​

Australia December 2023

01 Dec – Good Things Festival, Melbourne, AU
02 Dec – Good Things Festival, Sydney, AU
03 Dec- Good Things Festival, Brisbane, AU
04 Dec – The Triffid, Brisbane, AU
06 Dec – Liberty Music Hall, Sydney, AU

UK February 2024

09 Feb – First Direct Arena, Leeds, UK
10 Feb – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham, UK
12 Feb – O2Academy, Edinburgh, UK
14 Feb – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, UK
15 Feb – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, UK
16 Feb – International Arena, Cardiff, UK
17 Feb – OVO Arena Wembley, London, UK

Europe February 2024

19 Feb – AB, Brussels, BE
21 Feb – Le Trianon, Paris, FR
23 Feb – AFAS Live, Amsterdam, NL
24 Feb – Palladium, Cologne, DE – SOLD OUT
25 Feb – Sporthalle, Hamburg, DE
27 Feb – Columbia Halle, Berlin, DE
28 Feb – Zenith, Munich, DE

Ireland & UK March 2024

21 Mar – The Academy, Dublin, IE
22 Mar – The Academy, Dublin, IE – SOLD OUT
23 Mar – Limelight, Belfast, NI