AN insight into one of the most enduring and successful songwriting duos of recent decades comes to Reading’s Hexagon later this year in the form of Squeeze stalwarts Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook, writes Lesley Potter.
The pair, who wrote some of the 20th century’s most memorable pop songs, including Up The Junction and Cool For Cats, will reflect on their careers and share their music in a show called The At Odds Couple.
“There is lots of history and myth to our relationship,” said Chris. “There have been times when we’ve not gotten on and not communicated with each other, but we are now at a place where we have a lot of respect for each other. No relationship is plain sailing, whether it be personal or work, but over the years we’ve come to understand our differences and similarities, and learnt to co-exist.”
As well as performing a selection of their hits, Chris and Glenn will be dusting down some previously unrecorded sojngs that were written by the pair back in the band’s infancy. They will also play tracks from their solo careers. The duo has also been working on new Squeeze material set for release next year.
Since reforming in 2007 Squeeze have become a favourite on the festival circuilt with appearances at T in the Park and Latitude. In 2010 the band embarked on their biggest tour for more than 10 years with their Spot the Difference show. Both Glenn and Chris have also enjoyed solo careers. Chris has recorded three solo albums, while Glenn has recently also released his third album.