Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat
Thu 22 Nov, 8pm
Support from R.M. Hubbert
Some partnerships just work, even if it takes time. Eight years in the making, the debut album by Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat, Everything is Getting Older, is a special thing, full of gorgeous, jazz-inflected love songs fleshed out with a mixture of spoken word pieces and vocals delivered in Aidan's distinctive rhotic singing voice.
Wells is the Scottish multi-instrumentalist composer, leader of the Bill Wells Octet and collaborator with the Pastels, Isobel Campbell, Future Pilot AKA and many more.
Moffat is a man of many projects, whether his solo material released under his full name Aidan John Moffat, his band Aidan Moffat & The Best-Ofs or, in a former life his experimental work as L Pierre, Lucky Pierre and his long historyas one half of iconic Scots Dup Arab Strap.
The pair first met back in Moffat's Arab Strap days in - predictably - a pub, when Aidan and bandmate Malcom Middleton invited Bill to play piano on their Monday At The Hug & Pint album.
Their album, Everything's Getting Older, released in 2011 to critical acclaim, won the inaugural Scottish Album of the year award earlier this year.
'Setting Moffat's half spoken, half sung laments to Wells' mournful piano and muted trumpet, their songs are a revelation realised here with tumbledown grace'. The Guardian.