Squid announce debut album 'Bright Green Field'

After spending the last year releasing a wave of impressive offerings, Squid have now announced their plans for their debut studio album, arriving in the coming months.

The new full-length 'Bright Green Field' was produced by Dan Carey, is being previewed by the new lead single 'Narrator' ft. Martha Skye Murphy, which comes accompanied by a stunning new video directed by Felix Green, and is set to be released on the 7th May via Warp Records.

Speaking about the new offering, the band said, “Narrator was inspired by the 2019 film A Long Day's Journey Into Night, the song follows a man who is losing the distinction between memory, dream and reality and how you can often mould your memories of people to fit a narrative that benefits your ego. Martha Skye Murphy, the track's guest vocalist, made the point that the unreliable narrator is, more often than not, a male who wishes to portray women as submissive characters in their story. After some discussions with Martha she thought it’d be a good idea that she play the part of the woman wanting to break free from the dominating story the male has set.”

While director Green added, “I had wanted to make a video about the virtual creation process for some time. For example, showing the components and processes behind virtual environment construction and looking closely at those small rocks, pieces of terrain and chunks of regolith that slot together to build something bigger. I often think this “behind the digital curtain” part of 3D design looks more interesting than the final finished product since it conveys a process and an authorship. When I was approached to pitch on Squid’s single Narrator i immediately thought it could be the perfect match for this very visual idea. After talking with the band it became clear we were on similar wavelengths creatively and aesthetically and the whole creative process flowed very smoothly from start to finish”

Check out the new video for 'Narrator' ft. Martha Skye Murphy in the player and see the album's full tracklisting below.

'Bright Green Field' Tracklist:
Resolution Square
G.S.K
Narrator feat Martha Skye Murphy
Boy Racers
Paddling
Documentary Filmmaker
2010
The Flyover
Peel St
Global Groove
Pamphlets

More News

Little Boots announces new EP 'Business Pleasure'

After having a bit of a rebirth from the release of her latest studio album 'Nocturnes' last year, Blackpool's Little Boots plans to release a short... 7 years 6 months ago

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd charged with arranging a murder

The drummer for long-standing rock outfit AC/DC Phil Rudd has been charged with trying to procure a murder. According to BBC News, the musician... 7 years 6 months ago

The Staves announce new album 'If I Was'

UK-based folk trio The Staves have unveiled their plans for a new studio album early next year. The band's sophomore album 'If I Was' follows on... 7 years 6 months ago

The Decemberists detail new album

We first heard about a new Decemberists album after frontman Colin Meloy took to the streets of New York to busk some of its new material last month... 7 years 6 months ago

Wu-Tang Clan reveal new single 'Ruckus In B Minor'

With the highly-anticipated release of the first Wu-Tang Clan album in seven years now less than a month away, the group have shared another slice of... 7 years 6 months ago

Chvrches unveil 'Hunger Games' contribution 'Dead Air'

We have already heard the contributions from Lorde and The Chemical Brothers for the forthcoming Hunger Games film 'Mockingjay Pt. 1' soundtrack, and... 7 years 6 months ago

John Carpenter details 'Lost Themes' compilation

Earlier this year, we found out that a collection of kerbed film scores composed by filmmaker John Carpenter would be released in the near future,... 7 years 6 months ago

Heavenly Records announce 25th anniversary celebration

Heavenly Records, the former home of Manic Street Preachers, are turning 25 and to celebrate, will host a weekend-long event featuring some of their... 7 years 6 months ago

Damien Rice shares new track 'The Greatest Bastard'

While we all wait on baited breath for Damien Rice to release his first album in eight years later next month, the singer-songwriter has now indulged... 7 years 6 months ago