On yeah, how do we like to start the year here at Off the Hook Music? yes with a review but then we got the gift from Squidge to be given the chance to have a double single review, we know it’s the time of year for giving but this is a treat!
If you don’t know Squidge already, and if you're a live music lover within the South West then which stone have you been hiding under? because Squidge are one the most active bands with the countless number of shows in the area. But today they aren’t offering a live gig so let’s get that focus back onto the new music they have presented to us.
First single is ‘Overcast’. This is a track which has a massive attitude about itself like a rumbling avalanche of snow roaring down a mountain, a huge punk assault of guitar stamping on the floor. The record focuses on the feelings of post-university life, if this track is anything to go by it seems the band has grabbed the parties of further education life and thrown it into their adulthood.
When the second track is described as an unorthodox journey of intense emotional bursts and serene yet melancholy soundscapes, this makes a reviewer stand up and take notice. You could easily find this 00’s type post hardcore rock track on any new wave playlist on the radio. ‘Tiramisu’ has an assured sense of being a well-constructed song, which I imagine would be a thumping song live and something to look forward to in 2022 when seeing Squidge live!
Written by Kess Anthony