Forget the Avengers. The only superhero we’re interested in is the orange and pink spandex-clad crime fighter in the video for Bend Becomes Break, the first single from Squiggles, the new project from The Spook School’s Niall McCamley.
Here’s the Squiggles mantra:
“You are not alone. You are a Squiggle. Together we are Squiggles. Squiggles is not a band. Squiggles is a cult.
“One Squiggle is random, alone, lacking meaning and direction. A million Squiggles can be a blueprint. Squiggles can be anything and everything.”
McCamley explains that Squiggles comes from a dark place – that he’d been struggling with mental health issues, but the death of Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison gave him a renewed focus.
“Scott Hutchison sped up the process of Squiggles,” says McCamley. “The Spook School were meant to play Frightened Rabbit’s inaugural Glasgow festival The First Incident. Squiggles was something I had been threatening to do for a long time but never really committed. If there is some small piece of hope and love I can take from Scott is that I’m not alone. If there’s any way I make other people feel less alone and more hopeful I want to give myself to that cause with everything I have. This project of a mental health cult called Squiggles is meant to be fun, it’s meant to be silly, and it’s meant to b Se sad.”
From The Skinny.