What’s Your Band Known as, Mate? – Get to know Squid

Each week, we’re going to be introducing you to a model new artist we’re going for mad for right here at NME Towers by way of our ego-busting new Q&A, What’s Your Band Known as, Mate? This week, Squid inform us concerning the time that considered one of them had a SWAT staff referred to as on them, what they’re going to do at their remaining ever present

What’s your band referred to as, mate?

“Our band is named Squid, and we fashioned in Brighton and based mostly in all places.”



What do you sound like?

“Coronation Avenue theme tune performed on flutes by offended youngsters.”

Are you any good (truthfully)?

* See above *

What’s your finest music?

“Most likely ‘Houseplants’ and our cowl of Wham’s ‘Final Christmas’.”

What’s been your most memorable gig?

“At MOTH membership there have been three individuals passionately necking one another proper on the entrance of the group. We had been blissful that our music was a catalyst for love… thrice!”

Inform us one thing actually fascinating about you, that isn’t to do with music.

“Louis was going to be Wolfie in Tracy Beaker.”

We stated actually fascinating…

“Louis had a SWAT staff referred to as on him when he was 13. Not a joke.”

What’s your karaoke music?

Anton: Elton John – ‘Tiny Dancer’
Laurie: Elton John and Tupac – ‘Ghetto Gospel’
Ollie: ABBA – ‘SOS’
Louis: Sean Paul – ‘Breathe’
Arthur: Bach – ‘Prelude’ ft David Guetta

State of affairs: We’ve given you a shit load of cash to make a giant funds video – what do you do with it?

“We’ll write a one man present for Jeff Goldblum in the meantime all through the present Mark Kermode offers it a scathing evaluate, however as a voiceover. If there’s something left over we’ll take it out in money, go to a island and burn it. £100,000?”

What do you need to obtain together with your music?

“Squid hologram tour in 2068.”

(Should you answered ‘we simply do it for ourselves and the rest is a bonus’, then go on to jail, don’t move go, don’t gather £200)

In case your tourbus was hanging over the sting of a cliff and also you wanted to throw out one band member as ballast, which member wouldn’t it be and why?

“Arthur as a result of he’s an avid rock climber and will simply climb proper again up… to the highest!”

Fill within the blanks: If you hearken to our music, it appears like ___black midi __ is __doing____ injury _____ to your __self-worth __.

In case your band had ‘stans’ (superfans, like Katy Perry’s Kitty Cats or Woman Gaga’s Little Monsters), what would the identify for them be?


Ricky Wilson as soon as instructed NME he would ‘wank off a tramp’ to get well-known. What would you do?

“Do a pageant with Ja Rule.”

The place can we see you subsequent?

“SXSW after which at Shacklewell Arms with Pip Blom and Amyl & The Sniffers on the 29th March.”

What do you need to occur at your final ever present?

“Burn one million quid.

Final phrases:

Keep in mind us as we’re”

Squid’s newest single ‘Houseplants’ is out now

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