Now Playing: Squid – 'Match Bet'

Monday, September 2, 2019
Photo by Holly Whitaker

It's a big week for Squid, who are prepping up for the huge release of their EP Town Centre this Friday, September 6th (via Speedy Wunderground). But until it's time to devour their EP over-and-over again, they've shared another slice of what's to come in the coming days with 'Match Bet'.

According to Ollie Judge from the band, the protagonist of 'Match Bet' features from the same world of previous single 'The Cleaner'. On the track, he said, "The song is told from the perspective of a Sonic Youth super fan living with mental illness, whom was a regular at a shop I used to work in. His harmless demeanour and manic, long conversations about gambling, his relationship with Her Majesty The Queen and love for Sonic Youth was extremely helpful for me in that period of my life. I found it interesting how his manic-ness opened me up a bit in a time where I could have quite easily just blended into the paintwork and kept quiet."

Squid continually present different facets of their sound and are constantly proving why they're one of the most exciting up-and-coming bands of the year.

Written by Amy Smolcic (@amysmolcic)

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