Mothership (song)

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Single by Enter Shikari
Released 27 August 2006
11 January 2011 (Motherstep/Mothership)
Format CD, download
Recorded 2006
Genre Electronicore, metalcore
Length 4:50 (demo version)
4:30 (album version)
6:23 (Motherstep version)
Label Ambush Reality
Songwriter(s) Chris Batten, Rou Reynolds, Rob Rolfe, Rory Clewlow
Enter Shikari singles chronology
"Sorry You're Not a Winner/OK Time for Plan B"
"Sorry You're Not a Winner/OK Time for Plan B"

"Mothership" is the first single by Enter Shikari. It was released as a digital download and a very limited run of 100 cd singles. It was released in August 2006. There was no vinyl released. It was available from their online store[1] and from iTunes. It has been featured as single of the week on the iTunes Store.

A video has been made for this single, which is viewable on the band's website.[2] The song has since been re-recorded and was included on Enter Shikari's debut album, Take to the Skies. When performed live, a dubstep intro, known as Motherstep, is played along with the song.

Track listing[edit]

Mothership single
No. Title Length
1. "Mothership" (demo) 4:50
Motherstep/Mothership single
No. Title Length
1. "Motherstep/Mothership" (live @ Hammersmith Apollo 2010) 6:22

Band line-up[edit]

  • Roughton "Rou" Reynolds – vocals, electronics
  • Liam "Rory" Clewlow – guitar, background vocals
  • Chris Batten – bass, background vocals
  • Rob Rolfe – drums


The video for "Mothership" was shot at The Underworld in Camden, London on 2 July 2006 at a live performance and was filmed by overhead cameras, angled from the ceiling.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
UK Singles Chart 151


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-01-17. Retrieved 2007-01-01. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-04-25. Retrieved 2007-03-31. 

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