List of bands in the Splatoon series

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Throughout the Splatoon series, many fictional musicians and bands have provided the music for Turf War, the single-player campaigns, and more.

Bands introduced in Splatoon

Fictional Band Squid Research Description Music description Number of songs Number of members Instruments
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Squid Squad
This group of squid punks is the Squid Squad. They're one of Inkopolis's hottest acts, and their tracks can be heard as background music during many of the Inkling Turf Wars. Sadly, their shows sell out instantly and they're always being mobbed by fans, so they don't make public appearances very often.
Squid Squads music combines a mixture of rock, punk rock, synthesizers and heavy metal. It is possibly Splatoon's most recognizable band, as the theme "Splattack!" could be seen as the series' main theme. 8 4 (3 male, 1 female) Vocals, guitar, synthesizer, bass, drums
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Chirpy Chips
These guys are the Chirpy Chips. With their sea anemone lead singer and a sparkling electronic sound, this unique four-piece has been setting the Inkopolis Top 40 on fire! Take a listen to their latest single, Shellfie, which is also the background music you'll be hearing during battles now!
Chirpy Chips music focuses on heavily fast-paced chiptune and 8-bit music with slight elements of punk and breakcore. 2 (in Splatoon) 4 (1 male, 1 female, 2 unknown) Vocals, synthesizer, guitar, bass, drums
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Hightide Era
The band name Hightide Era refers to both the full and brimming nature of the group's sound and also the ecological realities of the world they live in. Let's not worry too much about whether Inklings actually understand English or not, 'kay? Kay.
Hightide Era is a mainly piano-rock band, as well as mixing up parts of jazz and punk. 2 3 (1 male, 2 unknown) Vocals, piano, guitar, drums
S Band Bob Dub.jpgBob Dub No Squid Research description Bob Dub's only song, Dubble Bath, a song used in the loading screen in multiplayer, consists of a slow reggae type beat, consisting of various bubble affects. 1 1 (male, assumed Inkling) Vocals, drums, guitar, steel pan drum
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DJ Lee Fish
No Squid Research description DJ Lee Fish's only song is Lookin' Fresh, consisting of 4 variants used as the shop theme. The song consists of an almost rap like vocalist with various filters put over depending on the shop it is heard in. 1 1 (unknown, possible jellyfish) Vocals, guitar, drums, bass
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Turquoise October
No Squid Research description Turquoise October's music is heard in the single-player campaign Octo Valley. Their music features a heavy emphasis on synthesizers and sound effects. The genre is hard to define, as it uses a very unusual mixture of instruments and sound effects with unorthodox production, although chiptune can be a common theme. Genres involved include chiptune, industrial, electronic and orchestra. 6 Unknown (possible Octarian) Various (mainly synthesizer, pitch-shifted sound effects and chiptune, percussion).
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DJ Octavio
No Squid Research description DJ Octavio's music is heard in the final boss battles of Octo Valley. It largely takes inspiration from Electronic Dance Music, with some light rap elements. 1(+1 variant)(In Splatoon) Male (Octarian) ???
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Squid Sisters
"The Squid Sisters are are new hit group comprised of Callie and Marie. They're the hottest stars in the Inkling world!"

-Nintendo Direct Presentation - Splatoon Game Overview (5/7/15)

The Squid Sisters's music is electronic pop music, with some similarities to J-Pop. Callie provides slightly higher-pitched and more energetic vocals while Marie provides slightly lower-pitched and more husky vocals. 5(In Splatoon) 2 Female(Inkling) Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard,

Bands introduced in Splatoon 2

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Add the remaining bands: Chirpy Chips • SashiMori • Grizzco Industries • ω-3 • DJ Octavio • Squid Sisters (Callie • Marie) • Off the Hook (Pearl • Marina) • DJ Real Sole • Bob Dub
Add description to Wet Floor's, Bottom Feeders', and Ink Theory's music edit

Bands included may also be in Splatoon, including Turquoise October, Squid Sisters and Chirpy Chips.

Fictional Band Squid Research Description Music description Number of songs Number of members Instruments
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Wet Floor
The rock band Wet Floor are the latest sensation in the Inkling world. Their songs are an enticing blend of different genres, and they’re especially popular with the kids right now.
10 5 (3 male, 2 female) Vocals, guitar, synthesizer, bass, drums
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Bottom Feeders
A new band called the Bottom Feeders has been tearing up the Inkopolis charts lately. The band is fronted by a tropical-betta-fish violinist, features vocals by a dude made of seaweed, and also includes a shark, a scallop, and a globefish. Their unforgiving yet catchy music style is the product of fusing ancient Celtic sea shanties with punk rock.
Bottom Feeders is a fusion of punk rock, sea shanties, and Celtic folk. 3 5 (1 male, 4 unknown) Fiddle, vocals, bass, guitar, drums
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Ink Theory
This classically trained, all-female 6-piece band creates jazz and samba-inspired battle music. They owe their unique sound to a blend of academic music theory and modern sensibilities. Ink Theory's eclectic approach makes them quite popular with young Inklings and middle-aged Inklings alike.
Ink Theory focuses on jazz with elements of punk, as well as samba. 2 6 (all female) Trumpet, piano, kazoo, bass, drums, percussion
S2 Band Omega-3 Artwork.jpgω-3 (Omega-3) No Squid Research Description ω-3 is a combination of cello, timpani, synthesizer, and percussion used by the DJ. They rarely use common time (4/4), and odd sound effects are thrown into some pieces, creating a feeling of confusion and disorientation.
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Turquoise October
No Squid Research description Similarly to their music in Splatoon, their music focuses heavily on sampling and pitch-shifting of sound effects, possibly Octarian. However, in Splatoon 2, they begin to incorporate guitar sections much more frequently and drop the frequent references to chiptune in their music. Certain sound effects from the first game, such as the burping sound effect from Cephaloparade, return. Genres include electronic, dance and breakcore. 6 Unknown (possible Octarian) Various (focus on percussion, vocals, synthesizers, guitar, samples)
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Off the Hook
N/A Off the Hook largely plays pop music, with Electronic influences from Marina and Rap influences from Pearl. In contrast to the Squid Sisters, who often shared vocals and harmonised, Off the Hook often have very different vocals from each other. 13 2 Various(focus on vocals and synthesisers)
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Dedf1sh
Everyone, meet Dedf1sh. Previously a promising, up and coming DJ, her pursuit of breakbeat perfection eventually led her to a subterranean test facility, where she was "sanitized." Though little of her former self remains, she continues crafting DJ delicacies, and the halls of the test facility echo with her bumping tracks to this very day.
Dedf1sh focuses heavily on the vaporwave and Lo-fi genre as well as incorporating elements of rock, EDM, funk, rap, ska and dance. Elements of Breakcore can be heard in Splattack! (Octo). Her music is heard throughout the Octo Expansion DLC. 15 1 (female)(Octarian) Various (focus on vocals, percussion, synthesizers, samples, guitar)
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Diss-Pair
Meet Diss-Pair, the odd-couple duo delivering discordant ditties that have turned the music scene upside down. The group is made up of Ikkan, former bassist of the world-renowned Squid Squad, and Warabi, the up-and-coming prodigy beatsmith. These two are a mismatch made in heaven. When crafting new songs in the studio, they avoid each other at all costs to ensure each track maintains its one-of-a-kind edge and tantalizing tension.
Diss-pair's music is a mix between Heavy Metal and Electronic Dance Music. Their music is therefore a fusion of heavy metal riffs backed by deep, husky vocals and electric, funky synthesiser beats, often alternating back and forth between the two genres. 2 2 (2 male)(1 Inkling, one Octarian) Various(focus on vocals, bass guitar, electric guitar and synthesisers)

Other

Cuttlefish Idols: A duo comprised of two female cuttlefish that was big with teenagers in the eighties and nineties, that still compose music for the industry in the present day. The Cuttlefish Idols are unique in that they do not have any listenable tracks and were only described in HaikaraWalker. However their music artwork can be found floating in the background J05C14 Stick 'n' Move Station with the artists removed, although one of their forearms remains. When translated, the text on the top-right corner reads" COIKARS", which may have been the name of the duo.

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