Album Notes - Squid - Bright Green Field

Album Notes - Squid - Bright Green Field

May 26, 2021

From birds to Squid. This week we're checking out a Brighton quintet's debut five years into their career. Bright Green Field struts and shouts, grooves and jams. It's a 54-minute smorgasbord crackling with energy and ambition. At times it can be a lot to digest, as the band sprawls their musical tentacles. The auditory Rorschach test reveals moments of Radiohead, Talking Heads, Soul Coughing, and LCD Soundsystem over the course of 11 songs, some stretching past the 8-minute mark. While echoes of the aforementioned are inescapable, originality rings equally loud and clear on Bright Green Field.