“It’s classic Squeeze, albeit with a slight country edge, but go through the check list – melody, storytelling, singing in octaves during the chorus, brilliant guitar parts including a solo, just a little turn of phrase or chord change that tugs away on your heartstrings – yep, all there. I can only salute the gospel ending.”
The first album of new Squeeze material in 17 years is finally here!
Cradle To The Grave will be officially released 2nd October 2015, the series ‘Cradle To Grave’ that features the songs will be on UK TV screens from early September.
We are making available a fan only limited edition CD mintpack of 1000 copies, with individually numbered collector inserts (a replica of the train ticket that appears on the tour artwork). The pre-order link is live now from the official Squeeze shop, the CDs will be shipped from August 28th. The orders will be serviced on a first come first served basis.
For those of you who have seen Squeeze live over the last few years will have heard ‘Cradle To The Grave’ and ‘Top Of The Form’ featured in the set. Alongside these are another 10 songs recorded this year at 45RPM in SE London.
The new single from the album ‘Happy Days’, is now receiving airplay on BBC Radio 2.
1. Cradle To The Grave
3. Beautiful Game
4. Happy Days
6. Only 15
7. Top Of The Form
12. Snap, Crackle And Pop
Great news, the new Squeeze single ‘Happy Days’ is receiving it’s first play on BBC R2 on the Ken Bruce Show, 12th August @ approx 11.30am UK time.
Chris and Glenn are proud to announce that Lucy Shaw is joining Squeeze on bass guitar. Lucy plays bass on half of the new album ‘Cradle To The Grave’, as well as contributing a large part of the string arrangements.
Her own musical experience is pretty wide – ranging from playing double bass on sessions for Stevie Wonder, Florence & The Machine, Paul McCartney. On films such as The Hobbit and Mission Impossible. To writing orchestral arrangements for The Noisettes and Marina & The Diamonds. As well as taking up bass duties for Rumer, Jeff Beck and a certain Glenn Tilbrook & The Fluffers. Lucy works and plays with Ignite, ensemble-in-residence for the Wigmore Hall learning department, and is a composer for TDLP children’s creative projects and shows, most recently at the V&A museum.
She has also been working part time as a classical Double Bassist for main London orchestras like the Royal Philharmonic, the English Chamber Orchestra and Britten Sinfonia. Lucy is very excited to be a new member of the band Squeeze. She has been friends with the band for a long time and is a big fan of her predecessor John Bentley’s tasteful playing and pork pie hats. She hopes her diverse musical experience, together with her work with toddlers, will in some way prepare her for fun times ahead with Glenn, Chris, Simon and Stephen as part of Squeeze.
Another “At Odds Couple” Duo show just added due to demand:
Wednesday 25th Nov – Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis, MN