Brighton avant-punks Squid have released a trippy new video for their single ‘Pamphlets’.
We love covering Squid here at Far Out. We were pretty big fans of both ‘Pamphlets’ and its parent album Bright Green Field. Squid are certainly making a case for themselves as a forward-thinking, boundary-pushing act on the rise, complete with their own signature style to compliment their constantly evolving sonic identity.
Whether it was a single or video or the album itself, every new release felt like a new puzzle piece to a fantastically sprawling final work, one that any other band couldn’t have made. Now we get something new to obsess over, and according to the band, plenty more to come as well.
“When planning the music videos for this album, we wanted to make sure we covered a few different mediums,” the band mentioned in the video’s press release. “We’re super happy to have a freaky animation ticked off the list.”
“This is a video that relates to my own experiences as well as it is a solidarisation with everyone that has been made to feel this way,” director Djafari explained. “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.”
So we’ve got “fear”, “freaky”, and “solidarisation”, which doesn’t really fit with the other two descriptors because it’s the French word for solidarity. This lot are always ones to keep you on your toes.
The video is rather unsettling and creepy, but it’s not like you are going to get nightmares if you watch it alone in bed at midnight with the lights out. Or maybe you will…
Only one way to find out. Check out the video for ‘Pamphlets’ down below.