Quelle Surprise

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"Quelle Surprise"
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Single by Enter Shikari
Released 19 May 2011
Format Digital download, 7" vinyl
Recorded 2011
Length 4:35
Label Ambush Reality
Songwriter(s) Enter Shikari
Enter Shikari singles chronology
"Destabilise"
(2010)
"Quelle Surprise"
(2011)
"Sssnakepit"
(2011)
"Destabilise"
(2010)
"Quelle Surprise"
(2011)
"Sssnakepit"
(2011)

"Quelle Surprise" is a single by British rock band Enter Shikari, released on 19 May 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", one by Reynolds' side project ROUT and the other 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 11 July 2011 that this EP would be released as a limited edition 2 7" vinyl set (one will be red, the other 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 tracks written 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 & The Snipers Version) 4:03

Personnel[edit]

Enter Shikari
  • Rou Reynolds - vocals, electronics
  • Rory Clewlow - guitar, background vocals
  • Chris Batten - bass, background vocals
  • Rob Rolfe - drums, background vocals
Production
  • Dan Weller - production, mixing

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[3] 113
UK Rock Chart[4] 5
UK Indie (Official Charts Company)[5] 15

References[edit]