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Squid Announce EP and Share “The Cleaner”

Jul 19, 2019

This week Brighton, England-formed five-piece Squid announced a new EP, Town Centre, and shared a new song from it “The Cleaner.” Town Centre is due out digitally on September 6 via producer Dan Carey’s Speedy Wunderground, with a physical release on November 15. The band have a post-punk sound, with comparisons to Talking Heads and Television fairly warranted. “The Cleaner” is seven-and-a-half minutes long, an easy song to get lost in.

The band features Ollie Judge (drums, lead vocals), Louis Borlase (guitars, vocals), Arthur Leadbetter (keyboards, strings), Laurie Nankivell (bass, brass), and Anton Pearson (guitars, vocals).

The band collectively had this to say about the song in a press release: “‘The Cleaner’ is a lost acquaintance, one that we’ve spent the last year trying to get to know… tirelessly working and turning up whenever needed. We work for the money to spend our time doing other things. ‘The Cleaner’ imagines the divided work and play structure and thinks about breaking from it.”

Dan Carey had this to say about the song: “I love Squid so much. To record with them is such a joy - the room is a sea of ideas and enthusiasm without any clashes of ego; every suggestion is given full attention. This, combined with their musicianship results in beautifully inventive music, underpinned by a hard steady groove and topped with lyrics that are important and surreal. When I first saw squid I was blown away. In the middle of being blown away, they played ‘The Cleaner.’ In the middle of ‘The Cleaner’ I was blown away by the middle bit of ‘The Cleaner.’ So I was 3 levels down, and I thought ‘Yes…Squid.’”

Town Centre EP Tracklist:

1. Savage
2. Match Bet
3. The Cleaner
4. Rodeo

Squid Tour Dates:

7/19/2019 - Bluedot, Jodrell Bank Observatory, Cheshire, UK
7/21/2019 - Latitude, Suffolk, UK
8/2/2019 - Neverworld, Kent, UK
8/3/2019 - The Three Wheel Drive Festival, Andover, UK
8/3/2019 - Visions Festival, London, UK
8/16/2019 - Green Man, Wales, UK
8/22/2019 - The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge, UK
8/23/2019 - Future Yards, Liverpool, UK
8/24/2019 - This Must Be The Place, Leeds, UK
8/29/2019 - Into The Great Wide Open, Netherlands
8/30/2019 - Knee Deep, Cornwall, UK
8/31 - 9/1 - End of the Road 2019, Salisbury, UK
9/6/2019 - Krankenhaus Festival, Cumbria, UK
9/13/2019 - Leffingeleuren, Leffinge, Belgium
9/14/2019 - Hop Pop Hop, Orléans, France
9/16/2019 - Muziekodroom, Hasselt. Belgium
9/17/2019- Roodkapje, Rotterdam, Netherlands
9/18 - 9/21 - Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany
10/12/2019 - Tenement Trail, Glasgow, UK
10/19/2019 - Future Days, Birmingham, UK
10/19/2019 - Simple Things, Bristol, UK
10/20/2019 - Swn Festival, Cardiff, UK
10/21/2019 - The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool, UK
10/22/2019- Yes, Manchester, UK
10/23/2019 - The Picture House, Sheffield, UK
10/24/2019 - Elsewhere, Margate, UK
10/25/2019 - London Calling, Amsterdam, Netherlands
10/27/2019 Tunbridge Wells Forum, Tunbridge Wells, UK
11/1/2019 - Pitchfork Paris, Paris, France
11/6/2019- Village Underground, London, UK with Warmduscher
11/ 8 - 11/9 - Primavera 20th Anniversary Weekender, Benidorm, Spain
11/10/2019 - Sonic City, Kortrijk, Belgium