Downtown Reykjavík Nov 3-6
The hotly tipped post-punk, disco-funk phenomenon Squid had an incredible 2019, from the incandescent single ‘Houseplants’ to their ‘Town Centre’ EP which saw them team up with producer Dan Carey and emerge with a powerful, intensely angular collection of songs. Squid recall the finest corners of late 70s post-punk alongside a propulsive motorik drive and glimmers of early noughties disco with the end result being an effortlessly exciting ride. ‘Town Centre’ is the most complete body of work they’ve created yet and is not only an enthralling listen, but also serves as a compelling blueprint as to what they can achieve. Squid have built their reputation on the back of their incendiary live shows; they play with an energy and conviction that is positively transcendent in its chaos and fever. Having performed at festivals around the world and sold out headline tours to rapturous audiences, Squid are set to make 2020 their own with news of a debut LP on the way.