Quelle Surprise

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"Quelle Surprise"
Single by Enter Shikari
Released 19 May 2011
Format Digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre Post-hardcore, dubstep, alternative metal, electronica
Length 4:34
Label Ambush Reality
Writer(s) Enter Shikari
Enter Shikari singles chronology
"Destabilise"
(2010)
"Quelle Surprise"
(2011)
"Sssnakepit"
(2011)

"Quelle Surprise" is a single by British electronica/post-hardcore band Enter Shikari, released on May 19, 2011. It was originally planned to be the first single released from the band's third studio album A Flash Flood of Colour, however, Rou Reynolds has since confirmed that it won't feature, and instead will be a stand alone single much like the previous single "Destabilise".[1] The song was first played live at the SXSW Festival on 18 March 2011 in Houston, Texas. The track's debut airing was on 19 May 2011 Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show, he chose the track for the "Hottest Record In the World" spot.[2]

The single was released on iTunes shortly after being played on Zane's show. The single comes with 3 b-sides, 2 of them being remixes of "Destabilise", 1 by Rou's side project ROUT and 1 by London artists Creatures of Love. The other b-side being a live recording of "Hectic" from the Enter Shikari Christmas party featuring Matty P. It was announced that on July 11, 2011, this EP is going to be released as a limited edition 2 7" vinyl set (one will be red and one will be white).

The song was eventually included on A Flash Flood of Colour as a bonus track on the iTunes version of the album in the UK and Ireland. The same edition of the album also included the previous stand alone single "Destabilise" as a bonus track, as well.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Enter Shikari. 

No. Title Length
1. "Quelle Surprise (Clean)"   4:35
2. "Quelle Surprise"   4:35
3. "Hectic (Live) [Feat. Matty P.]"   4:31
4. "Destabilise (Rout Remix)"   5:15
5. "Destabilise (Creatures of Love Remix)"   3:56
6. "Destabilise (Jonny and The Snipers Version)"   4:03

Personnel[edit]

  • Roughton "Rou" Reynolds (Vocals, Electronics)
  • Liam "Rory" Clewlow (Guitar, Vocals)
  • Chris Batten (Bass, Vocals)
  • Rob Rolfe (Drums, Vocals)

Charts[edit]

Chart Position
UK Singles Chart 113
UK Rock Chart[3] 5
UK Indie (Official Charts Company)[4] 15

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