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Willow Shields
Willow Shields

Music photographer and journalist based in South London.

After years of keeping everyone on the edge of their seats, Squid have finally announced their debut album titled ‘Bright Green Field’.  For those of you who have not had the pleasure as of yet, Squid are an off kilter, funky post-punk band who are pioneering the new music scene in London and throughout the UK.  

Bright Green Field’ will be released via Warp records, and was produced by Speedy Wundergorund’s Dan Carey. Their most recent single ‘Narrator’ showcases a more pared down side of the band and serves as a precursor to the album, featuring Martha Sky MurphySquid give context for the inspiration and background of the track in the press release “The song follows a man who is losing the distinction between memory, dream and reality and how you can often mold your memories of people to fit a narrative that benefits your ego. Martha Skye-Murphy made the point that the unreliable narrator is, more often than not, a male who wishes to portray women as submissive characters in their story. After some discussions with Martha she thought it’d be a good idea that she play the part of the woman wanting to break free from the dominating story the male has set.

Along with the single the band have released a sweeping, drone shot, animation-esq video directed by Felix Green. The video contrasts to the bands sound but somehow extenuates it, placing them in different rocky and post-apocolyptic locations which all have a hint of space-travel. 

Pre-Order the ‘Bright Green Field‘ LP at Rough Trade here

Watch the ‘Narrator‘ video here: