22-25 July 2021 Jodrell Bank Observatory

Squid

Formed in Brighton, Squid is the brainchild of Ollie Judge (Drums & Lead Vocals), Louis Borlase (Guitars and Vocals), Arthur Leadbetter (Keyboards), Laurie Nakivell (Bass & Brass) and Anton Pearson (Guitars & Vocals). The band released their debut EP ‘LINO’ which mapped out the blueprint for their developing sonic pallet, one that has now settled into a blend of driving motorik rhythms, psychedelic pop and the more polished corners of late 70s post-punk.

This sound was solidified with the release ‘Terrestrial Changeover Blues (2007-2012)’, a song that paired jaunty arrangements with urgent instrumentation and vocals. It was a confident start to the year that found the band really beginning to mould their sound into something more tangible and kinetic. The lyrics dealt with a romanticisation of this analog past in which social anxieties weren’t such a dominant force. These existential musings have become a staple of Squid’s post- ‘LINO’ material and ‘Terrestrial Changeover Blues (2007-2012)’ was the mission statement.

Stages

Nebula

Days

Friday 2019