Front Roe

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Front Roe
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Artwork of Front Roe from Splatoon 3. From left to right: "002Wsbi" (Nami), "001Nite" (Ichiya), "004Clam", and "003Soss" (Murasaki).
Species Ichiya & Nami: Inkling
Murasaki: Sea urchin
004Clam: Bivalve (presumed)
Hair color
Eye color
Location The Splatlands
Maximum HP
Members (Non-virtual)
Other forms

Front Roe is a band in Splatoon 3. They are a punk and rock-inspired group and the successor to Squid Squad.


Squid Squad had disbanded as of Splatoon 2,[1] with Quinn joining Diss-Pair. Front Roe consists of the remaining Squid Squad members (Ichiya, Nami, and Murasaki), as well as the new member 004Clam, who is Quinn's replacement. When asked about the possibility of a reunion with Squid Squad by a TV interviewer, Quinn said "that's a good question," then left the room, never to return.[2]

Although Front Roe being Squid Squad's successor is an open secret, Front Roe have distanced themselves from their work as Squid Squad and never promote or perform their music in Splatsville despite being based in the Splatlands.[2] They hide their faces in an effort to give themselves a fresh start.[3]

In-universe, Front Roe debuted in the spring before the release of Splatune 3, working with the independent label AGARI.[2]


Fictional Band Song Name Audio
Front Roe
Sea Me Now
Sandy Side Up


Ichiya (001Nite)

Main article: Ichiya

Ichiya, also known as 001Nite, is the former lead vocalist and guitarist for Squid Squad.

Nami (002Wsbi)

Main article: Nami

Nami, also known as 002Wsbi, is the former synth player for Squid Squad.

Murasaki (003Soss)

Main article: Murasaki

Murasaki, also known as 003Soss, is the former drummer for Squid Squad.


004Clam is Quinn's replacement as the bass player in Front Roe, and is only ever credited under that name.[2] They are a bivalve of unknown species, but most closely resemble a scallop.


Squid Research Lab here! We should probably log out of our "professional" account for this news, but YOLO! Ahem. New band alert!

Calling themselves Front Roe, this melodic pop-punk group has kids and squids (and Octolings) everywhere waving their tentacles along to the rhythm.

— @SplatoonNA on Twitter[4]
The melodious, punkish sound of rock outfit Front Roe has been swimming up the charts in Splatsville lately. Here's a sneak peek at one of their songs "Sea Me Now" that'll appear in #Splatoon3! 🔊 🎶
— @NintendoEurope on Twitter[5]
Despite turning down most media appearances and hiding their faces on jacket art, this band has managed to storm the charts based on their live-performance cred alone. The punk-tinged earworms they pump out have got all the kids hooked.
— Splatoon Base[6]
After bassist Quinn left and Squid Squad went on hiatus, the remaining members formed a new act with another bassist taking his place. The reason they started over as a masked band might be because they want audiences to look past their popularity and judge them for what they're capable of now.
— Splatoon Base



  • '004Clam' is speculated to be the session musician known as GETTA-GUY.[7]
    • A 'getta guy' can be a term used to describe someone who seeks out people that recently left a relationship.
  • Big Man is a fan of Front Roe.[8]


For further detail on the real names of the members, see Squid Squad#Etymology.

The band's name is a play on "front-row" (the closest row of seats to the stage of a theater or auditorium) and "roe", a group of fish eggs.

Additionally, the aliases of the former Squid Squad members are further nods to the sushi-based inspirations behind their real names:

  • Ichiya's '001Nite' is derived from the same phrase as his name: "ichiya zushi" (一夜鮨, lit. "one-night sushi").
  • Nami's '002Wsbi' is a clipping of 'wasabi'.
  • Murasaki's '003Soss' is a play on 'sauce', as in soy sauce.