Squid Sign With Warp Records

UK band Squid Share new single "Sludge" available via Warp Records
Squid "Sludge"

Brighton, England band Squid, have signed with Warp Records. The UK quintet is comprised of Louis Borlase (guitars/vocals), Ollie Judge (drums/vocals), Arthur Leadbetter (keyboards/strings/percussion), Laurie Nankivell (bass/brass) and Anton Pearson (guitars/vocals). In conjunction with today’s announcement, Squid have shared their new single, “Sludge.”

Squid’s previous releases — “The Cleaner,” “Houseplants” and “Match Bet” — have been more character driven with Squid looking at the people around them, but on “Sludge” the band is in a more introspective state of mind; simultaneously seeking a wider commentary, but approaching it with an idiosyncratic precision and a lighthearted demeanor.

“Sludge” was initially conceived during a soundcheck while supporting seminal post-punk group Wire, a fitting way to begin this new chapter for a band who have built so much of their reputation on their incendiary live shows. The track sees the band team up again with Dan Carey.

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Live Dates

Tue. April 14 – Amsterdam, NL @ Amsterdam Arena with Foals
Fri. April 17 – Rotterdam, NL @ Motel Mozaique
Sat. May 16 – Leicester, UK @ Wide Eyed
Sun. May 17 – Dublin, IE @ Eastbound
Sun. May 24 – Paris, FR @ Villette Sonique
Sat. May 30 – Neustelitz, DE @ Immergut Festival
Wed. June 3 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
Fri. June 5 – London, UK @ Wide Awake Festival
Fri. June 12 – Sun. June 14 – Bergen, NL @ Best Kept Secret
Fri. June 12 – Sun. June 14 – Helsinki, FI @ Sideways Festival
Wed. July 1 – Roskilde, DE @ Roskilde Festival
Sat. July 4 – Belfort, FR @ Eurockeennes
Wed. July 22 – London, UK @ Scala (RESCHEDULED)
Thu. Aug 6 – Haldern Rees, DE @ Haldern Pop
Mon. Aug 10 – Prague, CZ @ Underdogs
Wed. Aug 12 – Hamburg, DE @ Molotow Skybar
Fri. Aug 14 – Oya, SE @ Oya Festivalen
Wed. Aug. 19 – Sun. Aug. 23 – Coura, PT @ Paredes de Coura
Mon. Aug. 24 – Brighton, UK @ Chalk (RESCHEDULED)
Tue. Sept. 1 – Bedford, UK @ Bedford Esquires (RESCHEDULED)
Thu. Sept. 3 – Southampton, UK @ Joiners (RESCHEDULED)
Thu. Sept. 3 – Sun. Sept. 6 – Salisbury, UK @ End of the Road Festival
Tue. Sept. 8 – Birmingham, UK @ Castle and Falcon (RESCHEDULED)
Wed. Sept. 9 – York, UK @ The Crescent (RESCHEDULED)
Thu. Sept. 10 – Hebden Bridge, UK @ The Trades Club (RESCHEDULED)
Sat. Sept. 12 – Manchester, UK @ The White Hotel (matinee) (RESCHEDULED)
Sat. Sept. 12 – Manchester, UK @ The White Hotel (evening) (RESCHEDULED)
Sun. Sept. 13 – Edinburgh, UK @ Summerhall (RESCHEDULED)
Mon. Sept. 14 – Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny (RESCHEDULED)
Wed. Sept. 16 – Norwich, UK @ Norwich Arts Centre (RESCHEDULED)
Thu. Nov. 5 – Reykjavík, IS @ Iceland Airwaves