Squid - Bright Green Field (Warp 2021)

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How is ILM feeling about this Brighton-based contemporary post-punk band?
Very much indebted to The Pop Group but with a few modern twists and turns?

Was really enamoured with 'Narrator' when it came out and the way it switches up a few notches every few bars:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__zmVSREvxY

That said, the rest of the album is still starting to seep-in.

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Wednesday, 12 May 2021 14:17 (one month ago) link

Only just realised their drummer is their singer.

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Wednesday, 12 May 2021 14:18 (one month ago) link

not sure if I like this yet. I find the production a little too tidy for its own good maybe?

intern at pepe le pew research (Simon H.), Wednesday, 12 May 2021 14:30 (one month ago) link

Yeah, I really want to like it. As I say, 'Narrator' really worked in a... tidy kind of way? Maybe if I think of them as a British Ratpure it might help rather than trying to compare them to the OG postpunk?

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Wednesday, 12 May 2021 14:32 (one month ago) link

actually this would sound great with the rawer production style of the first ratpure album

intern at pepe le pew research (Simon H.), Wednesday, 12 May 2021 14:38 (one month ago) link

I'll be seeing them live in November and will judge accordingly. But I like all I've heard.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 12 May 2021 17:07 (one month ago) link

this is really pretty great. not doing anything really new with the sound or anything but it's still a very very solid stylistic endeavour. certainly feels like a significant step above most hyped-up post-punk stuff of the last decade

ufo, Thursday, 13 May 2021 07:15 (one month ago) link

pretty solid Tricot influence to my ears, I like it

assert (MatthewK), Thursday, 13 May 2021 07:33 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

this is really some sort of platonic ideal of the post-punk sound to my ears they got the balance of everything right

kind of like if talking heads got really into neu instead of fela kuti

ufo, Tuesday, 8 June 2021 03:27 (one week ago) link

Sometimes sound like the Fall with an over-dramatic theatre kid as singer.

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 8 June 2021 04:45 (one week ago) link


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