From The Cradle To The Grave is unbelievably Squeeze’s first studio album of new material since Domino (1998), and they will tour the UK in autumn to promote it. Stylorouge have been busy working on all things Squeeze during the past few weeks, not least of all, preparing the artwork for the album packaging itself. The band’s website is also getting an overhaul, and the band were photographed both on location in Kent and in the recording studio by Rob O’Connor, for press, promotion and merchandise use.
Many of the songs on the album were written specifically by Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook to accompany the new TV comedy-dramatisation of the first part of broadcaster Danny Baker’s autobiography To Sea In A Sieve (a recommended read). A fellow South-east Londoner and old mate, Danny approached Chris and Glenn as soon as the TV show was being discussed. The resulting album is a tour-de-force, and a deal has been struck with their old record company Universal to give it the international push it deserves.
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- 16th March 2015
Creative Director Rob O’Connor was invited by Senior Research Fellow Dr. Paul Micklethwaite at Kingston Polytechnic to talk to their MA students as part of their recent CREATING FUTURES event at London’s ICA. The focus of the day was to discuss careers in the design industry, and it made for a very enlightening day as all the guests were able to compare notes regarding their hugely varied career paths. Among other things Rob discussed how qualifications are perceived by prospective employers (he can’t remember ever seeing a degree certificate in his life…!). Having said that, he continues to be active in design education, this being his fourth and final academic year as external assessor for the Graphic Communications degree course at Plymouth University. Stylorouge also continue to run their work experience programme, usually aimed at undergraduates. For enquiries contact Viv Dykes – firstname.lastname@example.org