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Everything's Getting Older

Bill Wells

Everything's Getting Older

...SAY award-winner
CHEM150DD (Chemikal Underground)
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1
Tasogare

Tasogare

Soloist Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat
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Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat

01:58 Play $1.70
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Let's Stop Here

Let's Stop Here

Soloist Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat
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Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat

04:19 Play $1.70
3
Cages

Cages

Soloist Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat
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Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat

02:25 Play $1.70
4
A Short Song To The Moon

A Short Song To The Moon

Soloist Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat
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Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat

01:03 Play $1.70
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Ballad Of The Bastard

Ballad Of The Bastard

Soloist Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat
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Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat

02:42 Play $1.70
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The Copper Top

The Copper Top

Soloist Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat
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Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat

05:22 Play $3.40
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Glasgow Jubilee [Explicit]

Glasgow Jubilee [Explicit]

Soloist Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat
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Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat

03:57 Play $1.70
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(If You) Keep Me In Your Heart

(If You) Keep Me In Your Heart

Soloist Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat
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Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat

03:24 Play $1.70
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Dinner Time

Dinner Time

Soloist Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat
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Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat

04:07 Play $1.70
10
The Sadness In Your Life Will Slowly Fade [Explicit]

The Sadness In Your Life Will Slowly Fade [Explicit]

Soloist Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat
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Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat

03:17 Play $1.70
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The Greatest Story Ever Told

The Greatest Story Ever Told

Soloist Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat
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Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat

04:19 Play $1.70
12
And So We Must Rest

And So We Must Rest

Soloist Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat
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Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat

02:24 Play $1.70
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Some partnerships just work, even if it takes time. Eight years in the making, the debut album by Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat 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.

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  The Scottish Album of the Year Award

SCOTTISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2012

5 StarsIndependent On Sunday
4 Stars Mojo
4 Stars Sunday Times
4 Stars Q
4 StarsThe List
4 Stars UNCUT
4 StarsScotland on Sunday (Album of the Week)
4 Stars The Skinny (Album of the Month)
4 Stars Record Collector
Drowned In Sound (9/10)
Line of Best Fit (9/10)

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 history as one half of iconic Scots duo Arab Strap. 

The pair first met back in Moffat's Arab Strap days in - predictably - a pub, when Aidan and bandmate Malcolm Middleton invited Bill to play piano on their Monday At The Hug & Pint album. 'I wasn't sure what they thought of my music but I had been a fan of Arab Strap from the first time I heard them, and I'd been especially endeared since the day they were called ‘a disgrace to Falkirk' by the Provost at the time,' says Bill.

It's then that the duo first started work on Everything's Getting Older, recording first single, '(If You) Keep Me In Your Heart', in 2003. Having resolved to make an album, it was to be a long time in the making. 'I didn't want to rush it at all,' says Aidan. 'I have a great love and respect for Bill's music, so it was important to me that I try my absolute best, and that takes time.'

The songs they came up with over that considerable period of time began taking on a theme: aging, and within it freedom, fatherhood and responsibility. 'I don't really live [a hedonistic] kind of lifestyle anymore,' says Aidan, formerly acquainted with the kind of wild times described in Arab Strap's debut The First Big Weekend. 'I still go out as much as a dad can, but I'm not really interested in writing about that kind of thing now. My mid-life crisis is due in a decade or so, so maybe I'll get a second wind then.'

Written by bouncing files back and forth, with some ideas fleshed out at the East Kilbride Arts Centre, the album was recorded at Chem 19 in Blantyre and Ca Va in Glasgow. 'The process was practically identical to how I worked with Malcolm in Arab Strap, although there was no fighting,' says Aidan. 'If Bill and I disagreed on something, we had a discussion, whereas as Malcolm and I usually had a shouting match and then went in the huff for an hour.'

The pairing was marked with a special Valentine's Day show at London's Bush Hall, where Aidan also appeared as Aidan John Moffat and Aidan Moffat & The Best Ofs. 'There's a certain degree of irony here - I don't believe in Valentine's Day at all, it really is a lot of pish,' says Aidan, '...but I do believe in love.'

'Birth, love and death: the only reasons to get dressed up.' AIDAN MOFFAT (The Copper Top)

Scottish Album of the Year win
21 June 2012
for Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat's 'Everything's Getting Older'
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Scottish Album of the Year longlist announced
13 April 2012
nominations for Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat and FOUND
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