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Artist
Squid
ReleaseProduct
Bright Green Field
Label
Warp
Catalogue Number
WARPCDD314
Release Date
May 7, 2021

Instant download of the following tracks with all pre-orders:

  • 'Narrator'
  • 'Paddling'

Full release delivered on release date: 05.07.21

Hype can be a tricky beast to train once it’s wrangled. Born from the London primordial soup spitting out a new breed of indie rock talent left, right and centre in a snapshot’s pace, Squid had their work cut out for them, ranked alongside scene brethren black midi as one of the greatest live bands in the world. Luckily for us, Squid’s debut LP Bright Green Field shows that they’re just as volatile, acerbic and utterly brilliant on record.

Lead single ‘Narrator’ plays out like a microcosm of the album’s whole; a mighty eight-minute, multi-faceted traversal of post-punk-funk wiriness that rises into an asteroid attack of noise recalling the kind of anarchic prog resplendence it took Sonic Youth over a decade to refine. Drummer and vocalist Ollie Judge yelps over the steady ascension, a vector for the scrappy, extra-musical ends of the early 2000s post-punk revivalists, finally come into its own. The style buckles without collapsing on ‘Boy Racers’ and ‘Paddling’, as the collectively-minded group roll out their kosmische sentiments in heavy brass and synth drone sections and ferocious motorik stamina.

In line with their ‘New Weird Britain’ contemporaries, Squid have an ambitious masterpiece on their hands with Bright Green Field, a triumphant display of unique talent.

Fieldworks: A socially distanced tour of work-in-progress new music

Pre-order* Bright Green Field on any format via this store by 5pm on Monday 26th April to receive pre-sale access to tickets.

Pre-sale will take place at 10am on Wednesday 28th April. You will receive your unique passcode & pre-sale link via email by 12pm on Tuesday 27th April – be sure to check your inbox (including spam folders!) on Tuesday morning.

All previous orders of Bright Green Field via this store will receive a unique access code automatically. Tickets will be limited to x2 per purchase. Please note, access to the pre-sale does not guarantee tickets.

*No Purchase Necessary.

UK orders only.



Pre-order Information

We endeavour to ensure pre-orders reach you on the official release date. The date indicated above is the nearest possible delivery date according to the distributor, and is therefore liable to change at any time in accordance with changes made by the distributor.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 Resolution Square Squid 0:40
  2. 2 G.S.K. Squid 3:10
  3. 3 Narrator Squid & Martha Skye Murphy 8:28 Buy
  4. 4 Boy Racers Squid 7:34
  5. 5 Paddling Squid 6:15 Buy
  6. 6 Documentary Filmmaker Squid 4:55
  7. 7 2010 Squid 4:28
  8. 8 The Flyover Squid 1:10
  9. 9 Peel St. Squid 4:52
  10. 10 Global Groove Squid 5:06
  11. 11 Pamphlets Squid 8:03

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