TOUR NEWS : Squid begin their headline UK and Ireland tour for their recently released second album, O Monolith

EMBARK ON THEIR BIGGEST UK & IE TOUR TO DATE

ANNOUNCE SPECIAL SHOWS IN MANCHESTER & KENDAL

 LIVE VIDEO FEATURING MARTHA SKYE MURPHY

 EXCLUSIVE TOUR MERCHANDISE

 

Following their triumphant European tour, SQUID are set to embark on their much anticipated and biggest UK and IE tour to date. Starting on Friday 13 October at the iconic Bristol SWX where they will play two nights, the band will perform across the country before concluding with a huge headline show at London Troxy on Wednesday 1 November. Tickets available HERE

The band are also unveiling exclusive tour merchandise, which includes a brand new scarf as well as a repress of the original Squid x 5 white T-Shirt created by visual artist Raissa Pardini, a fan favourite that has been seen around festivals all summer.

 

For the tour, Squid have curated a line up of wonderfully eclectic support acts, including main support from art-rock six piece Blue Bendy. The experimental outfit released their acclaimed debut Motorbike EP in 2022 and have since released the standout single Cloudy, garnering support from both Pitchfork and Fader, as well as being tipped as ‘ones to watch’ earlier this year by The Guardian. Across the tour, Squid will also be joined by Ichigo Evil, M(h)aol, Kaputt and Bruce.

The band have also announced two new additions to the tour. Following the huge night at the recently opened New Century in Manchester, the band will treat fans to a more intimate affair at Manchester YES!, and then at Gan Yam Brewery in Kendal the following night. The Cumbrian brewery, who are friends of the band, collaborated on the debut Squid album with an exclusive Bright Green Field beer which sold out in minutes.

OCTOBER 

Fri          13          BRISTOL                              SWX (with Blue Bendy and Ichigo Evil)

Sat         14          BRISTOL                              SWX (with Blue Bendy and Ichigo Evil)

Mon      16          BIRMINGHAM                   Town Hall (with Blue Bendy and Ichigo Evil)

Tue        17          LEEDS                                 O2 Academy (with Blue Bendy and Ichigo Evil)

Wed       18          MANCHESTER                    New Century (with Blue Bendy and Ichigo Evil)

Thu        19          MANCHESTER                    YES! (with Blue Bendy)

Fri          20          KENDAL                              Gan Yam Brewery (with Blue Bendy)

Sat         21          GLASGOW                          Barrowland (with Blue Bendy and Kaputt)

Sun        22          NEWCASTLE                       Boiler Shop (with Blue Bendy)

Tue        24          BELFAST                             Mandela Hall (with Blue Bendy and M(h)aol)

Wed       25          DUBLIN                               Vicar Street (with Blue Bendy and M(h)aol)

NOVEMBER

Wed       01          LONDON                            Troxy (with Blue Bendy and Bruce)

 

Squid have also shared the second live video shot at the inaugural RALLY Festival in August, filmed and directed by Peter Eason Daniels. The video highlights their amazing performances of Narrator from Bright Green Field and After The Flash from O Monolith, both featuring the vocal prowess of Martha Skye Murphy.

Squid released their sophomore album O Monolith on Warp Records earlier this year to critical acclaim, loved for its intricate rhythms, irresistible grooves and expansive songwriting, and this tour is the first time to witness these brilliant songs live in the UK and Ireland.

 

PRAISE FOR O MONOLITH

If Squid can make daring, experimental music sound as fun as this, then they will take some stopping.” NME (9)

Everything here has been given room to expand, songs drifting from dreamy ascension to full-blown rock revelation and back again. An album of immense power and conviction.” DIY (4.5)

Squid’s wayward invention has had space to breathe, adding a new confidence to their defiant leaps of faith.” MOJO (4)

This is complex music – there are no catchy melodies to hook on to or big choruses to sing along to – but it’s fascinating, rewarding of persistence and totally worth losing yourself in.” THE TIMES (4)

Inconceivably, Squid have reset the benchmark of their boundless creativity on towering new record O Monolith, a sprawling endeavour that sees them scale new sonic breadth, experimenting, mutating and extending their many limbs in new directions.” LOUD AND QUIET (8)

O Monolith channels the shapeshifting patterns of Steve Reich and late-period Radiohead to fashion a kind of lush English pastoral that seethes and shimmers at every turn.” UNCUT (8)

O Monolith is less of a second chapter, and more of a completely distinct book.” CLASH (8)

O Monolith is a torn up patchwork of terrain; scorching sands sutured violently into haunting forestry, sprawling ocean scapes tidally enveloping dense metropolitan high-rises.” THE SKINNY (4)

O Monolith is the younger sibling who followed a rabbit in the woods expecting to find wonderland and ended up in The Wicker Man.” GIGWISE (8)

 

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