SQUID share video for new single 'Pamphlets'

SQUID share video for new single 'Pamphlets' 1
Credit: Holly Whitaker

Fresh from their critically acclaimed debut album, BRIGHT GREEN FIELD on Warp Records, which charted at #4, Bristol experimental group SQUID have revealed the video for the single PAMPHLETS, directed by Raman Djafari.

The eight-minute odyssey is a masterwork in hyperreal animation. Director Djafari offered the following on his video:

“The video for Pamphlets is a meditation on the feeling of being unfit, unlovable, not compatible and the manic anxiety and stress that this results in. I wanted to explore a state of mind that I have found myself in many times, of fearing to go outside and being confronted with everything that one cannot love about themselves. Rooted in trauma that is as personal as it is and always connected to society at large, harmful self-images are incredibly hard to escape. The fear of being rejected for the way one is marked as different and perceived as such, manifested in the presence and gaze of others, becomes the way we see ourselves.

We internalize the rejection that we are subjected to. As a result, there is the urge to hide away, suppress and judge whatever it is that we have been taught to hate. Thus, detaching from the self and thereby detaching from others. This is a video that relates to my own experiences as well, as it is a solidarization with everyone that has been made to feel this way. The second half of the video is about the emergence from that state of mind through the embrace of difference. It is a process that I myself am still very much going through and learning from, so it is also a reminder and an exercise in empowerment. The transformation that happens when we learn to love ourselves is a detachment from the ideals of normativity. Loving the difference, that which is perceived as ugly and rotten is beautiful. At the same time, it is an unlearning of the false truths that have been etched into our minds and hearts.”

Watch the PAMPHLETS video - BELOW:

Following the recent announcements of the band’s socially distanced Fieldworks tour in early summer and their rescheduled headline UK tour in autumn, comes the first-ever SQUID headline USA tour in November this year. The band have also been confirmed to perform on Later with Jools Holland on Friday 21 May.


MAY 2021

Wed 19 FALMOUTH Cornish Bank
Thu 20 TOTNES St Mary’s
Sat 22 BRISTOL Cube *
Wed 26 CHIPPENHAM Old Road Tavern *
Fri 28 HULL Adelphi *

JUNE 2021

Tue 01 SHEFFIELD Leadmill
Thu 03 MANCHESTER Stoller Hall *
Sat 05 LONDON Silver Building *
Mon 07 NORWICH Halls
Wed 09 BEXHILL ON SEA De La Warr Pavilion
Sat 12 MARGATE Cliftonville Hall

* Two shows back to back


JULY 2021

Mon 12 BRIGHTON Chalk
Tue 13 SOUTHAMPTON Joiners
Wed 14 OXFORD Bullingdon
Thu 15 LONDON Scala
Sat 17 MANCHESTER White Hotel
Sun 18 HEBDEN BRIDGE Trades Club
Mon 19 EDINBURGH Summerhall
Tue 20 YORK Crescent
Mon 26 BIRMINGHAM Castle & Falcon
Tue 27 BEDFORD Esquires
Wed 28 NORWICH Arts Centre



Tue 07 BRIGHTON Concorde 2
Thu 09 BRISTOL Marble Factory
Fri 10 MANCHESTER Albert Hall
Thu 23 LONDON Printworks
Fri 24 BIRMINGHAM Crossing
Sat 25 NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Wed 29 BELFAST Empire
Thu 30 DUBLIN Button Factory


Sun 03 CARDIFF Tramshed
Mon 04 SOUTHAMPTON The 1865
Tue 05 EXETER Phoenix

 Bright Green Field

BRIGHT GREEN FIELD track listing:

• Resolution Square
• G.S.K
• Narrator feat. Martha Skye Murphy
• Boy Racers
• Paddling
• Documentary Filmmaker
• 2010
• The Flyover
• Peel St
• Global Groove
• Pamphlets

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