Great news - barring any last minute hiccups the show is Confirmed will be taking place this coming Tuesday, please if you are traveling on the day check your emails and this webpage for any last minute changes
Album Launch Gig currently set for Tuesday 31st August 2021 but this date is very much TBC till we have more info from the government that shows are safe to take place.
Squid - Bright Green Field
CD Album + 1 Ticket - £14.99 - Limit 4 per person
Black Double Vinyl LP + 1 Ticket - £24.99 - Limit 2 per person
Indies Green Double Vinyl LP + 1 Ticket - £24.99 - Limit 2 per person
1x Ticket only - £11.50 - Limit 1 per person max
We urge you to consider buying an Album bundle rather than Ticket only as they only cost £3.49 more to get a CD, PLUS this way you are helping the artist AND the more albums we sell the more of these exciting Album Launch shows we are able to put on in the future.
PLEASE NOTE Album + Ticket Bundles are limited to 4 per person. Ticket only is limited to 1 per person
To celebrate the release of their debut album 'Bright Green Field' Squid will come to Leeds for a Album launch show at Brudenell Social Club on Tuesday 31st August 2021 TBC. Door times 8:00pm (tbc) with the artist on stage shortly afterwards, so please be prompt. (please note this date is very much TBC once we have more info from the government that shows are safe to take place.)
We have set up special bundles (in the drop down box above) for this release where fans can purchase an album on a format of your choice and get a ticket for this exclusive launch gig at the Brudenell Social Club.
There is a limited capacity for this event so we would expect all the album and ticket bundles to sell out very quickly.
This is an 14+ AGES SHOW
One copy of an album on any format gets one ticket for the gig. Two album purchases gets two tickets.
PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE PRINTING TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT AND THEY WILL BE NEEDED FOR ENTRY TO THE VENUE . ORDER EMAILS ETC WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED ON THE NIGHT OF THE EVENT.
Shipping is the only option for this event, Albums and Tickets will be shipped TOGETHER - as soon as possible from the release date of 7th may
There is NO collect at venue or Collect in store option all ticket and stock will be shipped out.
A1. Resolution Square
A3. Narrator ft. Martha Skye Murphy
B1. Boy Racers
B3. Documentary Filmmaker
C2. The Flyover
C3. Peel St.
D1. Global Groove
Squid are thrilled to announce their debut album , Bright Green Field, already one of 2021’s most highly anticipated albums. Bright Green Field, produced by Dan Carey, will be released 7th May via Warp Records. It's an album of towering scope and ambition, it is deeply considered, paced and intricately constructed. With all band members playing such a vital and equal role, this album is very much the product of five heads operating as one.
Some bands might be tempted to include previous singles on their debut - and the band already released two more in 2020 via ‘Sludge’ and ‘Broadcaster’ - but instead Bright Green Field is completely new. This sense of limitlessness and perpetual forward motion is one of the the key ingredients that makes Squid so loved by fans and critics alike, from BBC Radio 6 Music who have A-Listed previous singles, ‘Houseplants’, ‘The Cleaner’ and ‘Match Bet’ to publications such as, The Guardian, NME, The Face, The Quietus and countless others. The band was also on the longlist for the BBC Music Sound of 2020 poll.
Bright Green Field features field recordings of ringing church bells, tooting bees, microphones swinging from the ceiling orbiting a room of guitar amps, a distorted choir of 30 voices as well as a horn and string ensemble featuring the likes of, Emma-Jean Thackray and Lewis Evans from Black Country, New Road.
Whilst the album title conjures up imagery of pastoral England, in reality, it’s something of a decoy that captures the band’s fondness for paradox and juxtaposition. Within the geography of Bright Green Field lies monolithic concrete buildings and dystopian visions plucked from imagined cities.
Squid’s music - be it agitated and discordant or groove-locked and flowing - has often been a reflection of the tumultuous world we live in and this continues that to some extent. “This album has created an imaginary cityscape,” says Ollie Judge, who writes the majority of the lyrics and plays drums. “The tracks illustrate the places, events and architecture that exist within it. Previous projects were playful and concerned with characters, whereas this project is darker and more concerned with place - the emotional depth of the music has deepened.”
These themes were further embedded and emphasised, almost serendipitously, as Judge began to read more. “Reading Douglas Coupland’s view that we’re living in the “Extreme Present” as well as Mark Fisher and Merlin Coverley’s writings on Hauntology and the slow cancellation of the future made me realise we’ve been living in a dystopian and futurist landscape for a long time.”
However, for all the innovative recording techniques, evolutionary leaps, lyrical themes, ideas and narratives that underpin the album, it’s also a joyous and emphatic record. One, that marries the uncertainties of the world with a curious sense of exploration, as it endlessly twists and turns down unpredictable avenues.
Formed in Brighton, Squid is the brainchild of Louis Borlase (Guitars & Vocals), Ollie Judge (Drums & Lead Vocals), Arthur Leadbetter (Keyboards, Strings, Percussion), Laurie Nankivell (Bass & Brass) and Anton Pearson (Guitars & Vocals).
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