Squid announce debut album, unveil video for 'Narrator' - watch here

Bright Green Field drops on 7th May via Warp Records, and they've added European dates to their rescheduled UK tour.
Posted: 27 January 2021 Words: Tom Curtis-Horsfall

One of the UK's most exciting bands for years, Squid, have just announced details of their long-awaited debut album: Bright Green Field drops on 7th May via Warp Records, and was produced by Speedy Wunderground's mastermind Dan Carey

After releasing increasingly experimental efforts 'Sludge' and 'Broadcaster' on the renowned label last year, the Brighton-via-London upstarts have revealed the video for new single 'Narrator' - the band's first official music video - alongside the announcement. Check out the video below:

Featuring Martha Skye Murphy on guest vocals, 'Narrator' was inspired by 2019 film A Long Day's Journey Into Night,: “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" said the band in their press release.

Regarding their debut album, recorded in Carey’s London basement studio, drummer/vocalist Oliver Judge goes on to say: "This album has created an imaginary cityscape. The tracks illustrate the places, events and architecture that exist within it. Previous releases were playful and concerned with characters, whereas this album is darker and more concerned with place—the emotional depth of the music has deepened.” Below is the artwork for Bright Green Field:

The ongoing uncertainty around live music means that Squid have also postpone their April UK tour to September, but will now embark on European dates too. Full rescheduled tour dates below:

September 2020:

7th - Concorde 2, Brighton
9th - Marble Factory, Bristol
10th - Albert Hall, Manchester
23rd - Printworks, London
24th - The Crossing, Birmingham
25th - Rock City, Nottingham
27th - NUSU, Newcastle
28th - SW3, Glasgow
29th - Empire, Belfast
30th - Button Factory, Dublin, Ireland

October 2020:

3rd - Tramshed, Cardiff
4th - 1865, Southampton
5th - The Phoenix, Exeter
7th - Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
8th - Botanique, Brussels, Belgium
9th - Trabendo, Paris, France
11th - Bumann & Sohn, Cologne, Germany
12th - Molotow Skybar, Hamburg, Germany
15th - Plan B, Malmo, Sweden
16th - Hus 7, Stockholm, Sweden
18th - Berghain Kantine, Berlin, Germany
19th - Underdogs, Prague, Czech Republic
21st - Heppel & Ettlich, Munich, Germany
23rd - Bogen F, Zurich, Switzerland
24th - Bad Bonn, Dundingen, Switzerland
25th - Magnolia, Milan, Italy
26th - Locomotiv, Bologna, Italy
28th - Upload, Barcelona, Spain
29th - Independence. Madrid, Spain
30th - Mastercar, Vigo, Spain

To hear more from Squid, click here.

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