Mindsweep Tour – Enter Shikari, Hands Like Houses, The White Noise – Baltimore, MD – 5.6.16
The Mindsweep tour made its way to Baltimore as UK’s very own Enter Shikari set out on tour to support their latest album ‘Mindsweep.’ Joining them is Hands Like Houses and The White Noise to provide support. Photographer Luis Rosales was there to provide coverage for the night.
The White Noise took the stage first and clearly they left an impression on fans the last time they made their way through. The venue filled up quick as fan were anxious to catch the band tear up the stage with their hardcore style. Vocalist, Shawn Walker, has to be one of the most entertaining frontman on stage with his explosive and chaotic antics. From jumping off stage to get in the crowd to just using up all the space on stage, there was never a dull moment. Especially at the end when guitarist David Southern tosses his guitar in the air and all you hear is the crashing sound the instrument hitting the ground. The White Noise is definitely a band to watch in the future.
Hailing from Australia, Hands Like Houses was up next to take over the stage with the sound that everyone loves starting with ‘I Am’ from their latest album ‘Dissonants’ which came out earlier last year. Playing a fairly short setlist of 8 songs, everyone made the most of it by singing almost every single word of every song they played. Trenton Woodley’s mix of clean and raspy vocals were flawless as he didn’t miss a single beat and put his all in his performance, which paid off as this was a perfect show from the guy of Hands Like Houses.
The moment most fans came to see, Enter Shikari followed up to close out the night, but before they even went on stage, they had their own soundtrack which had a countdown of when they will be jumping on stage. They had brought out their own lighting for the stage which consisted of light beams and LED boxes for some effects behind the members. Since Enter Shikari came on fairly early of the night, they were able to pull through with a full 20 songs including a 3 song encore. The show they put on was more than just a show for most people, it was an experience and memorable, as their metal/electronica sound gave an equal amount of some break downs to some bass drops from their electronic background. The band connected to many fans as they played songs from their newer albums to their older material. This tour was phenomenal and not one to miss with this lineup.