Tuesday, March 31, 2009

War is over (if you want it)

Squid Ink's war against apathy, child-rearing and the deleterious impact of modern-day work commitments has finally been won. On May 8 — VE Day according to Wikipedia — there will be no peace in our time, only red-hot rock.

Banners will wave, strangers will kiss in the street, panty-hose will become suddenly affordable once more and — most importantly — the boys from Squid Ink will play live for the first time in more than a year.

Eight Legs to Hold You, an opus three-days in the making, will be launched upon the world with a corruscating live performance at the Brunswick Hotel. New merchandise will be available, as will copies of the album and — possibly if the publishing department can meet its deadlines — the first ever, colllector's item, issue of the Squid Ink zine.

There will be new material to unveil and old favourites to revisit as the Squid Army gets a new set of orders from its four Churchillian overlords. No war can be won by one band and support will come from Ships and Thieves as well as The Chemistry Set. The Age calls them: “Among the best bands ever to have a shared a stage with the eight-legged bushmen of the calamari.”*

More details to follow as they come to hand.

*technically not The Age per se but Silky-D, though he does work there.

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Blogger Unrelenting Tedium said...

This IS exciting. No badges?

31/3/09 17:45  
Blogger Cool Hand said...

This is great news. I've been to all your (2) gigs in the last few years and it seems like an enternity since you've graced our shores.

btw. ever thought of getting Squid Ink on to Twitter so us young kids can keep up with the latest?

14/4/09 21:00  

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