Category Archives: Aside

a brief aside

Paul Carrack

Malcolm Wyatt interviews Paul Carrack

Here’s a great interview with Paul Carrack by Malcolm Wyatt:

This is a revised and expanded version of a Malcolm Wyatt feature for the Lancashire Evening Post, first published on October 30, 2014. For the online version, head here.

Thanks Malcolm!

Chris Difford

Chris to play Brick Lane on 27 November 2014

According to Ents24, Chris Difford is playing in Brick Lane soon. Get down there! It’ll be great!!

The Bus Driver’s Prayer Presents: Chris Difford
The Bus Driver’s Prayer is an irreverent, offbeat and importantly BYOB night of music, comedy and poetry on Brick Lane.

Venue: Kahaila Cafe
Date: 27 November 2014
135 Brick Lane
E1 6SB

Train → Shoreditch High Street 6 min walk
Tube → Whitechapel 11 min walk

Minack Theatre Show

News just in from Daniel Dewey:

Hi David

Looks like they might not be as at odds anymore and that the tour will continue in 2015.


Slap & Tickle on BBC 4 Top Of The Pops

News just in from Stephen Burton:

Calling all those in the UK fond of beat combo Squeeze. Thursday 9th October be near your televisual machines. BBC 4 Top Of The Pops 1979 will feature the Greenwich Greats performing Slap & Tickle. It reached 24 in the hit parade but spent eight weeks on the charts here. This programme does not follow the exact week of that year! Enjoy pop pickers.

The At Odds Couple

If what I’ve seen and heard is true…

If what I’ve seen and heard is true… then anyone going to Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook’s The At Odds Couple Tour is in for an incredible treat!

You have got your tickets haven’t you?

Where will we see you?

Difford and Tilbrook “At Odds Couple” tour in November

Stuart Maconie just announced on BBC 6music that Difford and Tilbrook will be touring together again and that there’ll be a full tour in November 2014. Full details to come soon:) They’ll be appearing on his show on Thursday to discuss their career.

I’m looking forward to it! Who’s with me?

The At Odds Couple

Their Official Facebook says:

The announcement on 6Music today was for Glenn and Chris’s first duo tour in nearly 20 years. They are touring their new and never seen before show ‘The At Odd’s Couple Tour’ this November in the UK. They will be on the Radcliffe and Maconie show on Thursday this week at 1.30pm to talk about the show.

Fairground Christmas

The Fairground Christmas by Harri Kakoulli

The former Squeeze bassist Harri Kakoulli has a new single out for Christmas – and it’s pretty dramatic!

The Fairground Christmas by Harri Kakoulli
Out @

Harri says:

The Fairground Christmas- Edited Version by Harrii Kakoulli . . The full version is out now on iTunes! and worldwide on all major platforms on 16th December 2012 . . Hope you enjoy

vic and bob

Vic & Bob mention Squeeze

Congratulations to Vic Reeves & Bob Mortimer for winning the Writer’s Guild of Great Britain award!
Vic & Bob mentioned Squeeze in their awards speech. Take a look at it here:

The Up the Junction word game

Some fun for you :)

Squeeze Official Facebook Wednesday fun for you.
Huw Stephens on Twitter

BBC Radio DJ @huwstephens has invented a fantastic Squeeze game.

Come up with different towns for the introduction of UP THE JUNCTION. He has been giving it a special Welsh twist.

Eg. I never thought I’d get touchy feely, with the girl from Peterston Super Ely

Play along here or on Twitter


Squeeze on Simon Mayo’s Drivetime on BBC Radio 2 tonight

Listen to Squeeze on BBC Radio 2 here

Live music from Squeeze
Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes
First broadcast: Wednesday 07 November 2012
Simon and the team welcome the one and only Squeeze to the studio, who will be performing a live session and talking about their career. We’ll unleash a brand new Confession onto our Collective and play your oldies.

Plus, Matt Williams brings us the latest sport and Rebecca Pike has the money news

2012-11-07 Drivetime

Pop Up Shop Norwich date change

Latest news:

Squeeze’s show at the Norwich UEA has been moved from the 6 December to 16 December due to unforeseen logistical issues. All tickets are still valid or refundable from point of purchase.

Squeeze recording Tommy

If you’re looking forward to hearing the new Squeeze material (the first for 14 years) and have heard Tommy on their US Tour or listened to the version on the rare Arse About Face CD EP, or heard the version on BBC6 Music you’ll be fascinated to know that they’ve been in the studio recording percussion and additional synths and handclaps for the final version. It’s sounding amazing! There’s also a special appearance by a toy car. You know you’re going to love it.

Arse About Face EP

Here are some live clips of Tommy:

The Lyrics Of Chris Difford

The Lyrics Of Chris Difford

Chris Difford’s lyric book – available to pre-order in hardback :)
The Lyrics Of Chris Difford


The Lyrics Of Chris Difford

The double Ivor Novello winning, walking enigma that is Chris Difford, one half of the inimitable and timeless Squeeze: with his sometimes bewildering kitchen sink lyrics and urban folk stories, Difford has brought us characters and sketches from everyday life, turning that mundane into the beautiful, the urbane into the exquisite, for over 30 years.

With his writing partner, collaborator, friend and Squeeze co-founder Glenn Tilbrook, Chris has written the lyrics to some of the most enduring and best-loved songs of our time; Up The Junction, Cool For Cats, Black Coffee in Bed, Pulling Mussels (From The Shell), Tempted and Labelled With Love, to name but a few.

Along with Squeeze’s impressive cannon of material Difford has released 3 critically acclaimed solo albums, toured relentlessly both inside and outside of Squeeze, and as one of the country’s most respected songwriters it is only fitting his prose are collected in a book. Difford’s sagely observed lyrics are captured together for the first time in this exquisite volume and act as a conferment of his talents as a great lyricist.

2012 lineup

Squeeze to play The Center For The Arts, Grass Valley, CA on 27 June

Squeeze to play The Center For The Arts, Grass Valley, CA on 27 June
The Center for the Arts presents
Wednesday, June 27, 8:00PM
Doors open at 7:00PM
$50 members, $55 non-member

Limit of 4 tickets per member at member price
Limited Theater seating – standing room in front of stage with extra seating in the lounge.

“In songwriters Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford, the British New Wave has finally found its own John Lennon and Paul McCartney.” – Rolling Stone

“Squeeze’s songs featured smart pop—edgy yet mainstream, literate and erudite lyrics with a decidedly British sense of self and humor, layered over well-crafted, catchy, hook-filled melodies.” – All About Jazz

2012 lineup

Interview: Guitarist Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze Discusses Gear, Guitar Solos, Influences and Future Plans

Interview: Guitarist Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze Discusses Gear, Guitar Solos, Influences and Future Plans