Release Date: Oct 13, 2017
Record label: Love Records
After the underachieving Domino killed off Squeeze’s career for a second time, few believed Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook would ever work together again, never mind fashion a new album as credible as 2015’s long-awaited comeback Cradle To The Grave, the title track of which would lend its name to the Danny Baker and Jeff Pope-penned sitcom of the same name. Arguably superior, its confident follow-up The Knowledge is again enriched with songs relating to Difford and Tilbrook’s old stamping grounds. The wistful Patchouli, for example, namechecks Greenwich’s Maryon Wilson Park, while the crate-digging protagonist in the rollicking, RC-friendly Albatross hauls his rare vinyl finds back home to Lewisham.