Formed in Brighton, Squid is the brainchild of Ollie Judge (Drums & Lead Vocals), Louis Borlase (Guitars & Vocals), Arthur Leadbetter (Keyboards), Laurie Nankivell (Bass & Brass) and Anton Pearson (Guitars & Vocals).
The hotly tipped post-punk, disco-funk phenomenon Squid had an incredible 2019, from the incandescent single ‘Houseplants’ to their ‘Town Centre’ EP which saw them team up with producer Dan Carey and emerge with a powerful, intensely angular collection of songs. Squid recall the finest corners of late 70s post-punk alongside a propulsive motorik drive and glimmers of early noughties disco with the end result being an effortlessly exciting ride. ‘Town Centre’ is the most complete body of work they’ve created yet and is not only an enthralling listen, but also serves as a compelling blueprint as to what they can achieve.
Squid have had great support from BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music, and on the back of several playlisted singles, made the BBC Sound Of 2020 shortlist.
The band have been featured in The Guardian, The Quietus, NME, Crack and The Times and many more publications.
Squid have built their reputation on the back of their incendiary live shows; they play with an energy and conviction that is positively transcendent in its chaos and fever. Having performed at festivals around the world and sold out headline tours to rapturous audiences, Squid are set to make 2020 their own with news of a debut LP on the way.
"Spunky art punk tunes that are supremely enjoyable"- Paste
"Angular grooves that explode into a spacey crash"- Stereogum
"They take a steady motorik rhythm and step on the gas, (could just cut this quote here??) hurling it through corners to make something much more hectic"- The Guardian
"They’ve got the whole urgent, propulsive post-punk thing nailed"- NME
"Mad, eclectic, stupidly exciting new noise"- DIY