Squeeze Announce New ‘The Knowledge’ Album, Release First Single ‘Innocence in Paradise’
Squeeze is about to drop The Knowledge on us, and have released the album's first single and opening track, "Innocence in Paradise," which you can listen to above. The full record is due Oct. 13 via Love Records.
The Knowledge is the British band's relatively quick followup to 2015's Cradle to Grave, considering fans waited nearly two decades for new material following 1998's Domino. The new music also comes with new personnel. Along with news of an album and brief U.S. tour on the way, the band announced some lineup changes last month. Along with the songwriters Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook, drummer Simon Hanson, keyboardist Stephen Large, the new work features bass and background vocals by Yolanda Charles, who has worked with Paul Weller and Eric Clapton, and Dirty Vegas' Steve Smith on guitar, vocals and percussion. You can see the track listing for the new album below.
They'll tour the U.S. for only three weeks, originally announcing 13 dates. A second date has since been added to the roster for Port Chester, N.Y., but the band promises to return to the States next year and hit markets they missed this time around. In the meantime, they're busy with dates in the U.K., and will head to Australia in the spring of 2018.
Squeeze, 'The Knowledge' Track Listing
1. “Innocence In Paradise”
4. “Every Story”
5. “Rough Ride”
6. “Departure Lounge”
7. “Final Score”
8. “Please Be Upstanding”
9. “The Ones”
11. “Elmers End”
12. “Two Forks”
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