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Squid to tour behind unreleased new music


Indie punkers Squid have announced a tour to coincide with the release of their debut album Bright Green Field that will feature all new material.

The tour itself will be a socially distanced affair, reflecting the fact that we haven’t exactly escaped coronavirus yet. Good on you, boys, keeping your fans safe and all that. If your idea of a good time includes standing in a restricted designated area while songs you’ve never heard before blast at you, then boy is this tour for you. I’m not trying to sound dickies: I would happily pay more than I should for any kind of live experience, and Squid are a more than competent live act to warrant the provisional measures.

“With all this time rooted in one place we’ve been hard at work writing new music together,” the band explain. “We thought that this little tour of places, off the beaten track, would be a great opportunity to show you all some new tunes and some REALLY new tunes. We can’t wait to play some places that aren’t on the traditional touring circuit and see all your faces.”

If you’re a fan and wish to judge the new music for yourself, here are the imminent tour dates. Bright Green Field will be released on April 26th. Tickets for the dates are included when you pre-order the album. If you already pre-ordered the album, you already have an access code and two tickets waiting for you, just as long as you ordered from the band’s Bandcamp or personal website.

Squid UK tour dates:

19 The Cornish Bank, Falmouth, UK
20 May St Mary’s, Totnes, UK
22 The Cube, Bristol, UK
26 Old Road Tavern, Chippenham, UK
28 The Adelphi, Hull, UK

01 The Leadmill, Sheffield
02 Stoller Hall, Manchester, UK
05 Silver Building, London, UK
07 The Halls, Norwich, UK
09 De Le Warr Pavillion, Bexhill, UK
12 Cliftonville Community Hall, Margate, UK