Debut album 'Bright Green Field' out 7th May via Warp Records
Squid are releasing ‘Pamphlets’, the third and final single from their forthcoming debut album Bright Green Field. Produced by Dan Carey, the album will be released 7th May via Warp Records.
‘Pamphlets’ 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 the single, “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.”
The bands first three singles from Bright Green Field show an album of towering scope and ambition, it is deeply considered, paced and intricately constructed. With all band members playing such a vital and equal role, this album is very much the product of five heads operating as one.
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.
Following the recent announcements of the bands headline rescheduled UK tour plus the Fieldworks tour comes news of Squid’s first ever headline USA tour, due to take place November 2021.
Formed in Brighton, Squid are: Louis Borlase (Guitars & Vocals), Ollie Judge (Drums & Lead Vocals), Arthur Leadbetter (Keyboards, Strings, Percussion), Laurie Nankivell (Bass & Brass) and Anton Pearson (Guitars & Vocals).
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