Enter Shikari in Ally Pally acoustic session

Enter Shikari have released footage of their intimate acoustic performance at London’s Alexandra Palace.

The band played in front of a small audience of friends and competition winners in a secret theatre at the iconic venue. And as well as the video footage, which can be viewed below, Enter Shikari have confirmed the release of an EP called Live & Acoustic At Alexandra Palace, out on February 1.

Filmed ahead of their upcoming UK tour in support of latest album The Mindsweep, the footage shows the band performing in a seldom-seen Victorian Theatre at the Ally Pally, rather than the 10,000 capacity hall where they’ll wrap up the tour on February 27.

The theatre, largely unused in this century, is hidden behind the main building. It’s a 2500 capacity ornate room that has, over the past 100 years, served as not only a place of entertainment but also a haven for Belgian refugees, a BBC props store and a German internment camp.

The band perform Torn Apart, Myopia and One True Colour on the video, with the same tracks making up the EP tracklist.

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