Formed in London, Squeeze exploded onto the music scene with their second album ‘Cool For Cats’, in 1979, cementing their place as one of Britain’s most important young bands of the time.

The Darkness headlined the main beach stage in 2013, this year taken by Brand New Heavies, Squeeze and Frank Turner
The Darkness headlined the main beach stage in 2013, this year taken by Brand New Heavies, Squeeze and Frank Turner

Featuring the classic single ‘Up The Junction’ as well as the title track, it was many listeners’ first introduction to the witty kitchen-sink lyricism and new-wave guitar music that has become the band’s trademark.

With albums ‘Argybargy’ and the Elvis Costello-produced ‘East Side Story’, Squeeze made waves across the pond, with Paul Carrack later replacing Jools Holland, going on to lend his unmistakeable vocals to the smash hit ‘Tempted’.

Today Squeeze are still making their mark with top popsters including Mark Ronson, Kasabian, Supergrass, Lily Allen, The Feeling and Razorlight citing them as amongst their biggest influences. And on Saturday 20th September they’ll join the other 89 bands across five stages for three days of ‘Slap and Tickle’ Cornish party style.

Here are the Squeeze in action with Cool for Cats:

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For comfortable camping and transport to and fro: Tregoad Park

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