Squeeze, the enduring purveyors of pop magic, will launch a new album of songs, several of which will be aired on a new TV sitcom.
Cradle To The Grave is the band’s 14th studio album and features the first collection of new songs from Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook since 1998.
Songs from the album will feature in Danny Baker’s creation Cradle To Grave, starring Peter Kay, to be shown on national TV this autumn.
The series, set on a council estate in the 70s, stars comedian Peter Kay as Danny’s father. NME writer turned TV presenter and DJ, Danny was brought up in Deptford, the old stomping ground of the band, and Squeeze were asked to become involved at an early stage.
Squeeze comprises Glenn Tilbrook on vocals and lead guitars, Chris Difford on vocals and acoustic guitar, Simon Hanson on drums, Stephen Large on keyboards and Lucy Shaw and John Bentley share bass duties. Guest musicians include Melvin Duffy on pedal steel, Dennis Greaves on guitar and Mark Feltham on harmonica.
The album will be available as a twelve song CD, digital download and on 12ins double vinyl, including four exclusive cover versions of songs by Lou Reed, Tom Waits, Tom T. Hall and Ray Davies.
Launching on October 2, the release of the new album will coincide with the band playing at Sheffield City Hall that night. Squeeze play at Nottingham’s Royal Cincert Hall on October 8 and Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall on October 12 as part of the 22-date Cradle To The Grave tour.