Discovery: Squidge

Squidge are a Bristol-based rock band who have just come to my attention thanks to their new track that brings together ’00s post-hardcore, contemporary shoegaze and a healthy dose of melancholia. It’s called Sad Sack.

By Graeme Smith

Sad Sack is a track that gets straight to it, a stripped-back and vulnerable intro quickly gives way to a big, anthemic arrangement over which passionate vocals soar. The lyrics speak of imposter syndrome, aimlessness and frustration but it’s not a song that wallows in self-pity. Rather, it throws off the doubts with pleasing, cathartic crescendos.

Already big proponents on the live scene in the South West, it feels time that the rest of us get on the Squidge train. Their new EP Tough Luck is set for release early next year.

Sad Sack was mixed and mastered by Josh Gallop and you can check it out below.

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