NEW SINGLE : Squid / Pamphlets Single / Bright Green Field LP / Tour Dates

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NEW SINGLE // PAMPHLETS

DEBUT ALBUM // BRIGHT GREEN FIELD // 7 MAY 2021

SQUID have released PAMPHLETS, the third and final single from their forthcoming debut album BRIGHT GREEN FIELD. Produced by Dan Carey, the album will be released on 7 May via Warp Records. The single begins with plucked guitars and precise rhythms before the band close in to create a wall of sound as they tear into the fabric of their own music to reach a breathless, breakneck conclusion.

Ollie on PAMPHLETS: “It’s about all the rubbish right-wing propaganda you get through your front door. It imagines a person with that as their only source of news being taken over by these pamphlets.”

SQUID recently recorded a ‘live to vinyl’ session for Record Store Day which was also broadcast live on the Steve Lamacq show on BBC 6 Music, and for which they enlisted string and horn players for new arrangements. Previous singles NARRATOR and PADDLING both landed on the BBC 6 Music A-list, drawing great critical acclaim and heightening anticipation for one of the most exciting debut albums of the year.

BRIGHT GREEN FIELD features field recordings of ringing church bells, tooting bees, microphones swinging from the ceiling orbiting a room of guitar amps, a distorted choir of 30 voices, as well as a horn and string ensemble featuring the likes of Emma-Jean Thackray and Lewis Evans from Black Country, New Road. However, for all the innovative recording techniques, evolutionary leaps, lyrical themes, ideas and narratives that underpin the album, it’s also a joyous and emphatic record. One that marries the uncertainties of the world with a curious sense of exploration as it endlessly twists and turns down unpredictable avenues.

 Pre-order BRIGHT GREEN FIELD here: https://squid.ffm.to/bright-green-field

BRIGHT GREEN FIELD track listing:

  • Resolution Square
  • G.S.K
  • Narrator feat. Martha Skye Murphy
  • Boy Racers
  • Paddling
  • Documentary Filmmaker
  • 2010
  • The Flyover
  • Peel St
  • Global Groove
  • Pamphlets

Formed in Brighton SQUID is the brainchild of:

  • LOUIS BORLASE (guitar and vocals)
  • OLLIE JUDGE (drums and lead vocals)
  • ARTHUR LEADBETTER (keyboards, strings and percussion)
  • LAURIE NANKIVELL (bass and brass)  
  • ANTON PEARSON (guitars and vocals)

 

Following recent announcements of the band’s rescheduled headline UK and EU tour and their socially distanced Fieldworks tour comes news of the first ever SQUID headline USA tour in November this year. UK dates for 2021 as follows:

FIELDWORKS TOUR

MAY 2021

Wed       19           FALMOUTH                           Cornish Bank

Thu         20           TOTNES                                  St Mary’s

Sat          22           BRISTOL                                 Cube *

Wed       26           CHIPPENHAM                       Old Road Tavern *

Fri           28           HULL                                      Adelphi *

JUNE 2021 

Tue         01           SHEFFIELD                             Leadmill

Thu         03           MANCHESTER                       Stoller Hall *

Sat          05           LONDON                               Silver Building *

Mon        07           NORWICH                             Halls

Wed       09           BEXHILL ON SEA                   De La Warr Pavilion

Sat          12           MARGATE                              Cliftonville Hall

* Two shows back to back 

BRIGHT GREEN FIELD HEADLINE TOUR

SEPTEMBER 2021

Tue         07           BRIGHTON                             Concorde 2

Thu         09           BRISTOL                                 Marble Factory

Fri           10           MANCHESTER                       Albert Hall

Thu         23           LONDON                               Printworks

Fri           24           BIRMINGHAM                      Crossing

Sat          25           NOTTINGHAM                      Rock City

Mon       27           NEWCASTLE                          NUSU

Tue         28           GLASGOW                             SWG3

Wed       29           BELFAST                                 Empire

Thu         30           DUBLIN                                  Button Factory

OCTOBER 2021

Sun         03           CARDIFF                                 Tramshed

Mon        04           SOUTHAMPTON                   The 1865

Tue         05           EXETER                                   Phoenix

 

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