Photo Credit Stephen Wilson
POST PUNK POPSTERS SQUID SHOW GLASGOW THEY ARE THE REAL DEAL
Squid, SWG3 Glasgow, 28th September by Stephen Wilson
Squid have recently released their debut album Bright Green Field, and as you can expect the majority of this evenings set list would be comprised of tracks from the record. Sludge, G.S.K, Fugue, The Cleaner and Peel St, the band set out their stall, showcased their talents and even developed a mosh pit at the front of the capacity audience, as the cold Glasgow evening temperatures quickly rose inside the venue.
The Paddling, Sevenz and Narrator closed the main set, and after a short break the band returned to the stage for a two track encore, Documentary Filmmaker and final track of the evening, the fabulous Pamphlets. The evening was done and the happy throng dwindled away off into the night.
For music lovers of this genre, Squid are a band to delight and excite. Experimental sounds and percussion, mixed with melodies and lyrics which feel embryonic or improvised, it’s definitely an unorthodox approach but one which absolutely catches the attention. It’s different, its fresh and a change from the norm, especially live on stage, and it’s a show well worth catching.
Photographs & Review by Stephen Wilson