Having been playlisted by BBC Radio 6 Music for their new
and receiving plaudits for recent releases like ‘The Dial’, Brighton
five-piece Squid are one of the most
hotly-tipped indie newcomers in Britain this year. They deal in a volatile mixture
of psych-rock, indie, krautrock and jazz that always seems to be improvised and
a little unhinged.
Squid are hitting the festival circuit hard this summer,
with slots at Latitude and Green Man among many others, but you can also catch
them at the 2019 edition of Live At Leeds! We got to chat with lead singer
Ollie Judge ahead of their highly anticipated set on for Saturday May 4th.
TSP: What can we expect
from your Live At Leeds set?
OJ: This will be
the first of 16 shows in May, so we will waste all of our energy for you Leeds!
As always it’ll be an energetic affair and we’ll be road testing some new
songs. Arthur also has some new percussion bits he is dying to play live,
including a Brazilian friction drum called a Cuíca.
Are there any other bands at Live At Leeds that you’ll be
I just found out about this Team Picture band, a lot of
their songs sound very different from each other which is cool, so we’ll try
and check them out! (8:30pm at Hifi –
Which albums have
collectively influenced you as a band?
This is always a hard one to answer because we all listen to
different music and the only time we all talk about what we listen to is in
interviews like this. I’d say that Neu!’s self-titled album, Spiderland
by Slint, Ege Bamyasi by Can and >> by Beak were big
ones for us when we started playing together in our bedrooms.
Squid play the Hyde Park Book Club at Live At Leeds 2019 at 8:30pm.
Tags: Ed Biggs, interview, profile, Squid
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