Following the release of debut album Bright Green Field on 7 May, Squid have shared the video for their latest single, ‘Pamphlets‘.

The eight-minute odyssey is a masterwork in hyperreal animation, directed by Raman Djafari.

“The video for Pamphlets is a meditation on the feeling of being unfit, unlovable, not compatible and the manic anxiety and stress that this results in. I wanted to explore a state of mind that I have found myself in many times, of fearing to go outside and being confronted with everything that one cannot love about themselves,” said Djafari.

The album which entered the UK official album chart at number four saw The VLM give a 9/10 review as an album which “flourishes, together as a unit, while remaining jagged enough to cut yourself the second you think you’ve predicted its next step”.

Following the recent announcements of the band’s socially distanced Fieldworks tour (featuring stops in Sheffield and Manchester) in early summer and their rescheduled headline UK tour in autumn, comes the first ever Squid headline USA tour in November this year.

The Brighton band have also been confirmed to perform on Later with Jools Holland tomorrow (Friday, 21 May). 

Watch the video for Pamphlets below, and view the full Fieldworks tour beneath.

FIELDWORKS TOUR

MAY 2021

Wed 19 FALMOUTH Cornish Bank

Thu 20 TOTNES St Mary’s

Sat 22 BRISTOL Cube *

Wed 26 CHIPPENHAM Old Road Tavern *

Fri 28 HULL Adelphi *

JUNE 2021

Tue 01 SHEFFIELD Leadmill

Thu 03 MANCHESTER Stoller Hall *

Sat 05 LONDON Silver Building *

Mon 07 NORWICH Halls

Wed 09 BEXHILL ON SEA De La Warr Pavilion

Sat 12 MARGATE Cliftonville Hall

* Two shows back to back

RESCHEDULED 2020 TOUR

JULY 2021

Mon 12 BRIGHTON Chalk

Tue 13 SOUTHAMPTON Joiners

Wed 14 OXFORD Bullingdon

Thu 15 LONDON Scala

Sat 17 MANCHESTER White Hotel

Sun 18 HEBDEN BRIDGE Trades Club

Mon 19 EDINBURGH Summerhall

Tue 20 YORK Crescent

Mon 26 BIRMINGHAM Castle & Falcon

Tue 27 BEDFORD Esquires

Wed 28 NORWICH Arts Centre

BRIGHT GREEN FIELD HEADLINE TOUR

SEPTEMBER 2021

Tue 07 BRIGHTON Concorde 2

Thu 09 BRISTOL Marble Factory

Fri 10 MANCHESTER Albert Hall

Thu 23 LONDON Printworks

Fri 24 BIRMINGHAM Crossing

Sat 25 NOTTINGHAM Rock City

Mon 27 NEWCASTLE NUSU

Tue 28 GLASGOW SWG3

Wed 29 BELFAST Empire

Thu 30 DUBLIN Button Factory

OCTOBER 2021

Sun 03 CARDIFF Tramshed

Mon 04 SOUTHAMPTON The 1865

Tue 05 EXETER Phoenix

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Will Fisher

Journalism graduate from The University of Sheffield, all-round music dweeb, and mac 'n' cheese enthusiast.

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