Post-Punk band Squid return with another experimental single, this time accompanied by a video game and news of a 2024 US Tour
It is so refreshing to have Squid back on the scene making music. Their debut album ‘Bright Green Field’ was an experimental post-punk treat with danceable beats, off-kilter riffs and Ollie Judge’s bizarre but exhilarating vocals.
Now, with this second single, Squid head further down the darker road they seem to be taking for their new record. ‘Undergrowth’ starts off in typical Squid fashion, with a groovy drum beat. It is then joined by a riff, equally disturbing as it is charming. Effect-laden sounds roar in the background throughout.
As it progresses, the track devolves, becoming more and more demented. It is a sinister track but not obviously; it grows on you like a fungus crawling outwards. Judge’s vocals have never sounded better, with the chorus, “ergonomic for the rest of our days, I’d rather melt melt melt melt…” filled with the absurd poetry that we have come to love from Squid.
As well as this new single, the band have announced a North American tour, adding to the huge number of dates below. And, strangely, we even have a video game version of ‘Undergrowth’, in which you venture into a strange world while soundtracked by the single.
The new album ‘O Monolith’ is out on 9th June via Warp Records.
Play the new game here.
Listen to ‘Undergrowth’ here:
Catch Squid at the following:
Focus Wales, Wrexham – 5th May
8 Festival, Vilnius – 16th June
Beyond The Pale, Wicklow – 18th June
Rock Werchter, Werchter – 30th June
Fusion, Larz – 2nd July
Standon Calling, Hertfordshire – 21st July
Truck Festival, Oxfordshire – 22nd July
RALLY Festival, London – 5th August
Paredes De Coura, Portugal – 16th August
Green Man, Brecon Beacons – 16th August
Into The Great Wide Open, Vlieland – 2nd September
Die Kantine Biergarten, Cologne – 5th September
ROCKHAL, Esch Sur Alzette – 6th September
Ancienne Belgique, Brussels – 7th September
TivoliVrendenburg Ronda, Utrecht – 8th September
KNUST, Hamburg – 9th September
Voxhall, Aarhus – 11th September
VEGA, Copenhagen – 12th September
Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin – 13th September
UT Connewitz, Leipzig – 15th September
Mascotte, Zürich – 16th September
Santeria Toscana 31, Milan – 19th September
Sala Apolo, Barcelona – 21st September
Ram Club, Valencia – 22nd September
Sala Copernico, Madrid – 23rd September
Rock School Barbey, Bordeaux – 24th September
Élysée Montmartre, Paris – 25th September
Le 106, Rouen – 27th September
SWX, Bristol – 13th October
SWX Bristol – 14th October
Town Hall, Birmingham – 16th October
O2 Academy, Leeds – 17th October
New Century, Manchester – 18th October
Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow – 21st October
Boiler Shop, Newcastle upon Tyne – 22nd October
Troxy, London – 1st November
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