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12 Best Songs of the Week: Elbow, Still Corners, Arab Strap, Cheekface, and More

Plus Fat White Family, Phosphorescent, English Teacher, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 26, 2024

Welcome to the third Songs of the Week of 2024. More

Squid Share New Song “Fugue (Bin Song)”

O Monolith Out Now via Warp; Water From Your Eyes to Support the Tour

Jan 24, 2024

British experimental post-punk five-piece Squid have shared a new song, “Fugue (Bin Song),” ahead of their North American tour dates next month (for which they will be joined by Water From Your Eyes). More

11 Best Songs of the Week: Squid, Jess Williamson, Lindstrøm, Anjimile, Foo Fighters, and More

Plus The Mary Onettes, Clark and Thom Yorke, M. Ward, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

May 26, 2023

Welcome to the 19th Songs of the Week of 2023. This week we lost the Queen of Rock. Tina Turner’s death was the kind of passing that makes the world pause and garners comments from world leaders. More

May 25, 2023

British experimental post-punk five-piece Squid are releasing a new album, O Monolith, on June 9 via Warp. Now they have shared its third single, “The Blades,” via a music video. Kasper Häggström (Radiohead, Kelly Lee Owens, Lindstrøm) directed the video, which stars British actress Charlotte Ritchie (of the original UK version of TV’s Ghosts) as she’s stuck in a Kafkaesque nightmare. More

11 Best Songs of the Week: The Last Dinner Party, Lael Neale, Squid, Bully, and More

Plus Django Django, Killer Mike, bar Italia, Sparks, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 21, 2023

Welcome to the fourteenth Songs of the Week of 2023. It was a surprisingly quiet week for new tracks, perhaps because it was bookended by the two weekends of the Coachella festival. But there were still some songs we liked. More

Apr 18, 2023

British experimental post-punk five-piece Squid are releasing a new album, O Monolith, on June 9 via Warp. Now they have shared its second single, “Undergrowth,” as well as an accompanying video game. They have also announced some new 2024 North American tour dates. More

Feb 08, 2023

British experimental post-punk five-piece Squid have announced a new album, O Monolith, and shared its first single, album opener “Swing (In a Dream),” via a music video. More

Glastonbury 2022: Watch Performances from Wolf Alice, Jessie Ware, Mitski, HAIM, Foals, and More

Plus Courtney Barnett, Cate Le Bon, Pet Shop Boys, beabadoobee, Dry Cleaning, First Aid Kit, Jack White, Kendrick Lamar, Caribou, St. Vincent, Squid, black midi, Big Thief, and Many Others

Jun 27, 2022

Couldn’t make it to Glastonbury this past weekend? We have you covered, with highlights from some of the performances including ones by Wolf Alice, Jessie Ware, Courtney Barnett, Mitski, HAIM, Foals, and many more. Plus Cate Le Bon, Pet Shop Boys, beabadoobee, Dry Cleaning, First Aid Kit, Jack White, Kendrick Lamar, Fontaines D.C., Lorde, Caribou, Metronomy, St. Vincent, Olivia Rodrigo and Lily Allen, Squid, black midi, Big Thief, IDLES, Crowded House, and much more. More

Get Together 2022: A Preview

Sheffield all dayer kicks off 2022’s UK festival season

Apr 26, 2022

​The UK festival season starts this weekend with Sheffield’s Get Together being one event Under the Radar is particularly looking forward to! More

Get Together Confirms Full Line Up

Mayday all dayer adds She Drew The Gun, Low Hummer and more

Apr 07, 2022

Get Together adds more acts and announces full line-up. More

Get Together Announces First Artists For 2022 Edition

Sheffield festival welcomes Squid, Confidence Man and more for May event

Jan 26, 2022

Get Together announces first wave of artists for its 2022 edition More

Jan 07, 2022

2021 began and ended in a state of uncertainty, but was still a fruitful year for new music. Here are Under the Radar‘s 100 favorite albums from the year. More

Squid Announce 2022 North American Tour

Bright Green Field Out Now via Warp

Dec 10, 2021

Squid have announced North American tour dates set for March 2022. Tickets go on sale today at 10 a.m. local time. More

Squid Share Cover of Bill Callahan’s “America!”

Bright Green Field Out Now via Warp

Nov 02, 2021

Squid have shared a cover of Bill Callahan’s 2011 song “America!” The release comes just ahead of their upcoming sold-out U.S. tour. More

Squid Share Strange Animated Video for “Pamphlets”

Bright Green Field Out Now via Warp

May 18, 2021

Squid released their debut album, Bright Green Field, earlier this month via Warp. Now they have shared a strange animated video for the album’s “Pamphlets.” More

May 07, 2021

Squid have released their debut album, Bright Green Field, today via Warp. Now that the album is out you can stream the whole thing here. Also on Wednesday we posted our rave review of the album. More

11 Best Songs of the Week: Jessie Ware, Kings of Convenience, Faye Webster, Piroshka, and More

Plus black midi, CHAI, Squid, Anika, Hiatus Kaiyote, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 30, 2021

Welcome to the 16th Songs of the Week of 2021. This week President Biden celebrated 100 days in office with a speech to Congress that laid out his accomplishments (including a successful rollout of COVID-19 vaccines) and ambitious future plans. More

Apr 27, 2021

Squid have shared a new single titled “Pamphlets.” They have also announced a new tour, which will kick off this fall and feature several stops in the U.S. (making it their first U.S. tour). Their forthcoming album, Bright Green Field, will be out on May 7 via Warp. More

Under the Radar Announces The Protest Issue with Japanese Breakfast and HAIM on the Covers

Issue 68 Out Now and Also Includes Julien Baker, Wolf Alice, Tegan and Sara, Arlo Parks, Fleet Foxes, Jessie Ware, Shamir, Lucy Dacus, Valerie June, David Byrne, Julian Casablancas, and Much More

Apr 21, 2021

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our new print issue, which is out now nationwide (on newsstands, in such stores as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million, and elsewhere) and available to buy directly from us here. The issue features Japanese Breakfast and HAIM on the two covers and is another edition of The Protest Issue, which examines the intersection of music and politics and features musicians photographed with protest signs of their own making. More

Playlists for Earth Campaign Features Brian Eno, alt-J, Anna Calvi, Coldplay, Hot Chip, and More

Artists Put Together Playlists In Support of Solving Climate Change; Under the Radar Took Part Too

Apr 15, 2021

Yesterday, U.K.-based environmental charity ClientEarth launched the Playlists For Earth campaign. The initiative seeks to bring awareness and activism around the need for support in the global battle over the climate crisis. More than 60 artists, record labels, publications and other creatives have submitted playlists in support of the cause, including Under the Radar. Artists ranging from Brian Eno, Anna Calvi, to Squid, Coldplay, and Hot Chip are participating. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Gruff Rhys, Squid, Middle Kids, The Go! Team, and More

Plus Flock of Dimes, Lana Del Rey, Teenage Fanclub, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 19, 2021

Welcome to the tenth Songs of the Week of 2021. Last week I told you that the wife and I got the Johnson & Johnson shot. This week more and more people I personally know are also getting vaccinated, and I’m talking people in their 20s, 30s, and 40s, not just 65 and older. More

Squid Share New Song “Paddling”

Bright Green Field Due Out May 7 via Warp

Mar 16, 2021

Brighton, England based five-piece Squid have shared a new single titled “Paddling.” It is the latest release from their forthcoming album Bright Green Field, which will be out on May 7 via Warp. More

12 Best Songs of the Last Two Weeks: Squid, Baio, Bernice, serpentwithfeet, and More

Plus Madeline Kenney, Ohtis, Tune-Yards, Arlo Parks, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 29, 2021

Welcome to the third Songs of the Week of 2021. We didn’t do a Songs of the Week last week. Due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and the inauguration, it was a week light on compelling new tracks. So this week we chronicle the best songs of the last two weeks, so it’s a Top 12 (and our Top 2 are both super long songs). More

Jan 27, 2021

Brighton, England-based five-piece Squid have announced their debut album, Bright Green Field, and shared its eight-minute long first single, “Narrator” (which features Martha Skye Murphy), via a video for the song. Bright Green Field is due out May 7 via Warp. More

Squid Release New Single “Broadcaster”

Sludge Limited Edition Vinyl out June 26 via Warp

May 21, 2020

Brighton, England-based Squid have shared a new single, “Broadcaster.” The song is the other side to their recently released single “Sludge.” More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Braids, NZCA LINES, Muzz, Sorry, and More

Plus Bob Dylan, Man Man, Hamilton Leithauser, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 27, 2020

Welcome to the twelfth Songs of the Week of 2020. It was another scary week out there, as America surpassed China and Italy to become the country with the most COVID-19 coronavirus cases in the world, with 101,242 known U.S. cases at the time of this writing and 1,588 American COVID-19 deaths. Meanwhile the world economy is in tatters and there’s no realistic end to the quarantine in sight, despite what President Trump says about everything opening back up again in time for Easter. More

Squid Share New Song “Sludge”

Band Has Also Signed to Warp

Mar 25, 2020

Promising new Brighton, England-formed five-piece Squid have signed to Warp and shared their first single for the iconic British label, “Sludge.” More

9 Best Songs of the Week: Squid, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Guerilla Toss, SASAMI, and More

Plus Vagabon, Cigarettes After Sex, Iggy Pop, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 30, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. Usually we have a Top 10, but last week it was a Top 13 and the week before it was a Top 12. This week, however, the pickings were slimmer and the best we could muster was a Top 9. More

Squid Share New Song “Match Bet”

Town Centre EP Due Out September 6 via Speedy Wunderground

Aug 29, 2019

Promising new Brighton, England-formed five-piece Squid are releasing a new EP, Town Centre, digitally on September 6 via producer Dan Carey’s Speedy Wunderground, with a physical release on November 15. Now they have shared another song from it, “Match Bet.” More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Whitney, Charli XCX, Twin Peaks, Little Scream, and More

Plus Ezra Furman, Luke Temple, Wilco, Squid, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 19, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. There were a slew of solid tracks to choose from this week, making it extra hard to narrow the list down. Hence there are a whopping 11 honorable mentions. But we had some self-control and kept the main list to a Top 10. More



Interviews

Nov 15, 2021

Squid want you to know that they’re nice people, really. Despite the shouting lyrics, the sharp guitars, and the take-down of the flawed facets of our modern lives, the English five-piece are genuinely lovely people. And they have something to say. On their debut album, Bright Green Field, the group take aim at city life and dive deeper into their Krautrock and jazz affinities, with an influence from sci-fi books. More


Reviews

Jun 12, 2023

Squid put on an incendiary performance instore at Brighton’s Resident Records over the weekend and Under the Radar were there to see it. More

Jun 09, 2023

Squid’s music is packed with references to literature, art, film, and television, so it feels as if the British quintet can draw inspiration from just about anything. More

May 11, 2022

Get Together kickstarts the UK festival season in glorious style More

May 05, 2021

Over the latter half of the 2010s, Britain has secured its place as the home for wiry post-punk theatrics. 2021 has proved no exception thus far, with new records from Goat Girl, Shame, and fellow newcomers Black Country, New Road. Finally, Brighton’s Squid have released their long-awaited debut album. More