British new wave icons Squeeze thrilled fans in 2015 with Cradle to the Grave, their first album of new material in nearly two decades and a triumphant rallying cry that drew them back out on the road. Core songwriters Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook were compared to Lennon and McCartney during their ’80s heyday, and their catchy, inventive songwriting remains just as compelling three decades later. As performers Squeeze hasn’t missed a beat – their 2016 Glastonbury performance saw them in peak form, playing hits like “Up the Junction” and “Take Me, I’m Yours” with the same mix of power pop emotion and new wave cool that made them stars. Tilbrook sounds like a million bucks, and Difford’s razor-sharp knack for melody should be required listening for younger bands. As they perform nostalgic favorites like “Cool for Cats” and “Tempted,” the duo leaves no doubt that they remain a vital songwriting force.