added: 7 Dec 2013 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
Not one to rest on his multitude of laurels, Glenn Tilbrook is back, ducking and diving, bobbing and weaving, with his fifth non Squeeze album Happy Ending. Inventive, witty and stuffed with a twinkling trove of brand-new melodies, it proves the man's musicality and sense of craft are more energised than ever.
The album sprang out of a quiet period in the writing of Squeeze's forthcoming album, due late 2014. Says Tilbrook, 'Momentum's very important. It went a bit quiet at Chris Difford's end, so I thought, 'you know what? I'll just get on with my own thing and make my own momentum.''
The result is a revelation. To begin with, it's acoustic. 'What I've tried to do is just strip my writing back to guitar or piano and start out from there. One of the next goals I have is to make a sparse record, because I'm very good at putting in detailed information. I just like doing it.'
Glenn Tilbrook's Happy Ending Tour runs until December 18th 2013. The 33 date 'Happy Ending' tour sees Glenn return to his totally stripped down solo acoustic show, the first time he has toured completely solo in the UK in 4 years. CD copies of Happy Ending will be available at shows during the tour prior to its release in January as a vinyl, CD, download card package.
Remaining tour dates:
Thur 05 King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
Sun 08 53 Degrees, Preston
Tues 10 ARC, Stockton on Tees
Weds 11 Arts Centre, Bingley
Thur 12 The Ropewalk, Barton Upon Humber
Sat 14 Blackheath Halls, Blackheath, London
Mon 16 Komedia, Brighton
Tues 17 South St Arts Centre, Reading
Wed 18 The Brook, Southampton
See www.glenntilbrook.com for details.