Album Review: Aidan Moffat & Bill Wells – ‘Everything’s Getting Older’

Mixed affair from former Arab Strap man

Now married with a child, Aidan Moffat ruminates on love and mortality here, rather than on just limp, soggy cocks. “It’s all shopping lists and school runs, direct debits and tax credits, nasal hair, fungal nail infections, dishwasher tablets, Citalopram and CBeebies”, he broods on the brilliant, nerve-touching ‘Cages’, backed by Scottish jazz man Bill Wells’ minimal, heart-rending piano and skittish percussion.

He calls love and life as it really is: occasionally sweet, rarely trouble-free and often so suicidally routine we could all become the man he speaks of on ‘Ballad Of The Bastard’.

Chris Parkin

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