SQUID named on the BBC Sound Of 2020 Longlist

SQUID named on the BBC Sound Of 2020 Longlist
Credit: Holly Whitaker

Everyone’s favourite post-punk, disco-funk band Squid are rounding of a hugely successful year with the news of their inclusion on BBC’s prestigious ‘Sound Of 2020’ Longlist.

After selling out Scala in less than one week, Squid recently announced a full UK tour which is also very close to selling out. Squid’s new EP ‘Town Centre’ that came out on Speedy Wunderground sold out on vinyl before release, new pressings of the EP will be available in 2020.

Squid have made good on their early promise. On ‘Town Centre’, the five-piece have emerged with a powerful, intensely angular collection of songs that recall the finest corners of late 70s post-punk alongside a propulsive motorik drive and glimmers of early noughties disco whilst expertly making it all their own.

Squid have built their name on the back of a run of fine singles and their incendiary live shows which displays an energy and conviction that is positively transcendent in its chaos and fever. ‘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.

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).

Live Dates

17.01 Groningen, NL, Eurosonic
18.01 Maastricht, NL, Transformer Festival

06-09.02 Various, FR, Generiq Festival

27-29.02 Oslo, NO, By:Larm

17.03 Birmingham, UK, Castle & Falcon (sold out)

18.03 York, UK, The Crescent (sold out)

20.03 Hebden Bridge, UK, The Trades Club (sold out)

21.03 Manchester, UK, The White Hotel (sold out)

22.03 Edinburgh, Mash House

23.03 Newcastle, UK The Cluny

24.03 Norwich, UK, Norwich Arts Centre

26.03 Bedford, UK, Bedford Esquires (sold out)

27.03 Oxford, UK, The Bullingdon (sold out)

30.03 Southampton, UK, The Joiners (sold out)

31.03 Brighton, UK, Chalk (sold out)

02.04 London, UK, Scala (sold out)

17.04 Rotterdam, NL, Motel Mozaique

17.05 Dublin, IRE, Eastbound

23.05 Dartington, UK, Sea Change

04.07 Belfort, FR, Eurockeennes

19-23.08 Coura, PT, Paredes de Coura

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