Fri, Dec 28, 2012 - Page 12 News List

Live Wire: And the beat goes on

By Alita Rickards  /  Contributing reporter

* From 2pm tomorrow at Taiwan Architecture, Design and Art Center (設計與建築展演中心, TADA), B11 Auditorium, 362, Fuhsing Rd Sec 3, Taichung City (台中市復興路三段362號). Tickets are NT$1,020 and are available at 7-11 iBon machines or online at:

On Jan. 5, Squids will play their final Taipei show at Underground with electro-rockers Kid Millionaire. Squids began as a duo around four years ago with Campbell Burns on vocals, guitar and percussion, and Eddie Chow on keys and samples, but has grown to include Simon Wallace on bass and Angus Cruikshank on drums. The group plays catchy electro-indie-rock: “Live drums, synths, dirty bass and vocals was the blueprint,” Burns said. He added that fronting the band has left him with “permanent damage to my right ear, shredded hands, a lot of fun shows and a few decent hangovers,” he said.

With Cruikshank leaving to travel, the band will go on hiatus. “At the moment he seems pretty irreplaceable but we’ll see,” Burns said. “If there are any kick ass drummers reading this then hook me up!”

* 9pm at Underworld (地下社會), B1, 45 Shida Rd, Taipei City (台北市師大路45號B1). Admission is NT$300 and includes one drink.

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