Squid (UK) | Control 16

Squid (UK) | Control 16

English post-punks Squid will perform for the first time in Bucharest this autumn – October 3 at Control Club – in support of their latest album, O Monolith, released last year.

The show is part of a series of events marking Control Club’s 16th anniversary.

“Squid’s wayward invention has had space to breathe, adding a new confidence to their defiant leaps of faith.” – Mojo

“Fascinatingly, Squid are still somewhere off the map” – Pitchfork

“Squid are the house band for our post-normative existence” – The Line Of Best Fit

Hailing from Brighton, England, but currently based in Bristol, Squid consists of lead singer and drummer Ollie Judge, guitarists Louis Borlase and Anton Pearson, bassist Laurie Nankivell and keyboardist Arthur Leadbetter. Merging post-punk, experimental rock and new wave, they cite Neu! and This Heat as influences. Their debut album, Bright Green Field, released in 2021 by Warp Records, received widespread critical acclaim and debuted at No. 4 on the UK Albums Chart.  

Their sophomore album, O Monolith, was released in 2023 to similar acclaim. Teeming with melodic epiphanies and layered sounds, Squid’s second album is a musical evocation of environment, domesticity and self-made folklore. Like its predecessor, it is dense and tricksy – but also more warm and characterful, with a meandering, questioning nature. “I think we’ve been able to have a lot more fun this time,” says guitarist Anton Pearson of the change between Bright Green Field and O Monolith. “We wanted to embrace those slightly funny moments, where you establish a tone then free-fall into another sonic world, which is something we always do when we’re making music together.” A sense of open conversation is cultivated: this is unmistakably music made by friends, but it’s not exclusionary – they’re inviting you in to listen with them.

Tickets are now available via Eventbook.

* Presale: 90 RON (first 100 tickets). Afterwards, the price will go up to 120 RON per ticket.