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Squid Release New Single ‘Undergrowth’ and Share Game

Track: Squid – ‘Undergrowth’

Label: Warp

Punk five-piece Squid release a tease of their upcoming album, ‘O Monolith’, out 9th June on Warp Records, alongside an inspired video game designed by Frank Force. Continuing on their distinctive sonic journey, the tune compiles styles with dubbed-out bass grooves under pictorial synth cuts.

What They Said: “I really got into animism, the idea that spirits can live in inanimate objects. I was watching Twin Peaks, and there was the episode where Josie Packard’s spirit goes into a chest of drawers. So ‘Undergrowth’ was written from the perspective of me being reincarnated as a bedside table in the afterlife, and how the thought of being reincarnated as an inanimate object would be dreadful. ‘This isn’t what I wanted/ So many options to be disappointed.’ Even though I’m in no way religious I don’t think anyone who isn’t religious is confident enough to not have had the fleeting thought of ‘Fuck, what if there is an afterlife? What if I’m going to Hell?’”

Frank Force adds:“Imagine the game itself as an interactive music video where gameplay and animation is synched up to the music and changes as the song progresses, moving into different phases.”

Tour Dates: 

05.05 – Focus Wales, Wrexham, Wales

16.06 – 8 Festival, Vilnius, Lithuania

18.06 – Beyond The Pale, Wicklow, Ireland

30.06 – Rock Werchter, Werchter, Belgium

02.07 – Fusion, Larz, Germany

21.07 – Standon Calling, Hertfordshire, UK

22.07 – Truck Festival, Oxfordshire, UK

05.08 – RALLY Festival – London, UK

16.08 – Paredes De Coura, Portugal

18.08 – Green Man, Brecon, Wales

02.09 – Into The Great Wide Open, Vlieland, Netherlands

05.09 – Germany, Die Kantine Biergarten, Cologne, Germany

06.09 – ROCKHAL, Esch Sur Alzette, Luxembourg

07.09 – Ancienne Belgique (AB), Brussels, Belgium

08.09 – TivoliVredenburg Ronda, Utrecht, Netherlands
09.09 – KNUST, Hamburg, Germany

11.09 – VoxHall, Aarhus, Denmark
12.09 – VEGA, Copenhagen, Denmark
13.09 – Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
15.09 – UT Connewitz, Leipzig, Germany
16.09 – Mascotte, Zürich, Switzerland

19.09 – Santeria Toscana 31, Milan, Italy
21.09 – Sala Apolo, Barcelona, Spain
22.09 – Ram Club, Valencia, Spain
23.09 – Sala Copernico, Madrid, Spain
24.09 – Rock School Barbey, Bordeaux, France
25.09 – Élysée Montmartre, Paris, France
27.09 – Le 106, Rouen, France

13.10 – SWX, Bristol, UK

14.10 – SWX, Bristol, UK

16.10 – Town Hall, Birmingham, UK

17.10 – O2 Academy Leeds, Leeds, UK

18.10 – New Century, Manchester, UK

21.10 – Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow, UK

22.10 – Boiler Shop, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

01.11 – Troxy, London, UK

Photo: Michelle Helena Janssen

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