the quintet have not only opened up their sound, but they have done so without abandoning the experimentation and playfulness that made them such an exciting prospect when they first exploded onto the scene.
Squid are back with ‘Broadcaster’, the AA-side companion to their recent offering ‘Sludge’. Released through warp records, this features an extended version of ‘Broadcaster’. ‘Broadcaster’ is built around an arpeggiated synth sequence that was conceived during a writing session in a woodland cabin by Arthur whilst the rest of the band were out hiking. As the song develops, guitars, drum machines and delays join the fray, pushing the track into its chaotic and visceral crescendo. All this works as the perfect foil to singer Ollie Judge’s oblique lyrics.