Squeeze, who recently appeared at the Birmingham Exhibition Centre supergig with ex-Ace keyboardsman Paul Carrack occupying the seat vacated by Jools Holland, are now in the studio working on their new album, which is being produced by Elvis Costello.
The Costello involvement lends credence to the story that Squeeze are soon to be involved in a management switch which will see the band parting with Police svengali Miles Copeland and being handled instead by Jake Riviera. who is said to be keen to see the band appearing on his F-Beat label, though they are apparently firmly patted to A&M.
Meanwhile Jools Holland and his new band The Millionaires have been piecing tracks together with the aid of producer Pete Wingfield. Chris Difford has provided lyrics for half the material so far recorded.