We know first-hand that Squid are a supremely exciting live band; they played our Christmas show last year and it was a riot. Fun, frantic and leaving us giddy with joy. The past year has seen them share stages with some of our other favourites too, (Goat Girl and DUDS) and their last single, The Dial, released through cult label Speedy Wunderground, was furious, and clever, and brilliant (don’t just take our word for it – it was critically adored too).
Why do we love them? Well, there are the driving motorik rhythms, the elements of psychedelic rock and the bits of punk thrown in for good measure – it reminds us of both Television and LCD Soundsystem, maybe with a bit of Foals. They’re going to make Larmer Tree Gardens their own.