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Squid to record two songs live to vinyl next week for Record Store Day release

31 March 2021, 11:35 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Squid are taking on a live to vinyl challenge next week which will see them record two new songs from London's Metropolis Studios, which will be released as part of Record Store Day 2021.

The group have set themselves a new challenge for next week (7 April) which will see them record a new two-track EP straight to vinyl live from Metropolis Studios in London.

Squid's live to vinyl challenge will be broadcast live on Steve Lamacq's BBC 6 Music's show from 5pm BST next Wednesday (7 April), and will be released as part of Record Store Day's July drop date.

Arthur Leadbetter of Squid says of the challenge, "We’ve been busying ourselves away on some scores, arranging orchestral versions of two of our favourite tracks from Bright Green Field. The process is the same as ever, starting off with no clue of what we’re doing, stumbling along together, each inputting our ideas into the music until it starts to take shape. We're so excited and also quite terrified to release this little gem for Record Store Day 2021."

Gavin Newman from Metropolis Studios adds, "Not only does the live radio broadcast of this event make this an unparalleled moment in recording history, but the studio and band are also navigating extraordinary social distancing measures due to COVID-19. As you would expect, Metropolis has had to go above and beyond Covid protocols over the last 12 months in order to operate effectively and support our incredible roster of clients. Being able to provide that safe platform from which artists can create, perform and broadcast has been overwhelming. We sincerely hope that this live to vinyl experience with our friends at RSD, Warp Records, Sound Performance and BBC 6 Music will help kickstart the wider live community with a newfound confidence for the year ahead."

The band's highly-anticipated debut album Bright Green Field will be released via Warp Records on 7 May.

Squid's live to vinyl session will be broadcast on BBC 6 Music from 5pm BST on 7 April, and will be released as part of Record Store Day 2021 on 17 July.
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