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Difford: No New Squeeze Album On The Horizon
Despite a reunion of frontman Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook and an upcoming U.S. tour, there are no plans for a new Squeeze album at the moment.Despite a reunion of frontman Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook and an upcoming U.S. tour, there are no plans for a new Squeeze album at the moment.
"No, we're not kind of talking about any of that for the time being," Difford tells Billboard.com "Glenn's got a solo record coming out very soon, and I've just had a solo record come out ('The Last Temptation of Chris'), so ... (Squeeze) is kind of like the mothership, and we're satellites that go off."
Nevertheless, Difford -- who re-joined Tilbrook for live shows again last year after a nine-year break -- says the current Squeeze reunion "feels great," and that he'd entertain the notion of doing another album under the band moniker at some future juncture. "I think it would be nice. It would be an interesting thing to do," he notes. "For the time being, we've got quite a lot on our plate."
Difford say Squeeze, whose last new album was 1998's "Domino," will not be playing any of his or Tilbrook's solo material in concert. "It's very strictly a Squeeze show," he explains. "I don't think Glenn would really want to play any of my songs, particularly. And I think it's important for us to keep our separation between what we do individually and what we do together."
Squeeze's U.S. run starts Aug. 21 in Washington, D.C. and wraps Sept. 16 in Seattle.
Difford made "The Last Temptation of Chris," his first solo album since 2002's "I Didn't Get Where I Am," with Boo Hewerdine. He's already eyeballing his next project but hasn't yet decided on a collaborator.
"The idea is to just start writing one day and have a record the next," Difford explains. "All the concepts happen in a short space of time. That's the way I like to work. That way you can capture everybody's ideas and musicianship and it's all very fresh."