"The scripts were inspiring; hugely funny,'' says Chris. ''It tapped into a period that lyrically I was very familiar with, as I grew up in the same neighbourhood as Danny. We went on location to see how it was going. It gave us a spring in our step to see the quality of filming and the direction and the attention to detail.
''It was very heartening and we are grateful to be involved in something that is so refreshing and also represents our past – we went to the same school, wore the same uniform, fell in love with same art teacher!"
The current Squeeze line-up on the album features Glenn Tilbrook on vocals and lead guitars, Chris Difford on vocals and acoustic guitar, Simon Hanson on drums and Stephen Large on keyboards, with Lucy Shaw and John Bentley sharing bass duties. Guest musicians include Melvin Duffy on pedal steel, Dennis Greaves on guitar and Mark Feltham on harmonica.
Squeeze formed in 1973 after Glenn responded to an ad Chris had placed in a newsagent's window. Their first EP, Packet Of Three, came out in the summer of '77 on Deptford Fun City, a label housed in the same offices as the punk fanzine Sniffin' Glue where Danny Baker was taking his first steps as a music writer.
Squeeze went on to write a dazzling collection of hook-filled hits including Cool For Cats, Take Me I'm Yours, Another Nail In My Heart, Pulling Mussels (From the Shell), Tempted, Black Coffee In Bed and Labelled With Love.
In 2008 they were awarded the Ivor Novello for Outstanding Contribution to British Music.
"We reformed Squeeze in 2007 and things went so well, here we are eight years later'' Glenn says. ''Four years ago we agreed that if we were to carry on, we really needed to work on new material."
Chris says of their fresh songs: "We've grown up a lot in the last few years, musically. We still love and own our past, but as musicians we needed to grow."
Squeeze's 2015 UK tour dates:
1: BRISTOL Colston Hall;
2: SHEFFIELD City Hall;
3: BIRMINGHAM Symphony Hall;
5: LIVERPOOL Philharmonic Hall;
6: LEICESTER De Montfort Hall;
8: NOTTINGHAM Royal Concert Hall;
9: CARDIFF St David's Hall;
10: SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion;
12: MANCHESTER Bridgewater Hall;
13: BOURNEMOUTH Pavilion Theatre;
15: LONDON Royal Albert Hall;
16: CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange;
17: LONDON Indigo O2;
19: IPSWICH Regent;
20: OXFORD New Theatre;
21: GATESHEAD Sage 1;
23: GLASGOW Royal Concert Hall;
24: HARROGATE International Centre.