Having worked together back in 2003 on Arab Strap’s album ‘Monday At The Hug & Pint’, Bill and Aidan’s resolution to make an album together was certainly sincere if a little indeterminate when it came to delivery dates. Fitting then, that an album entitled ‘Everything’s Getting Older’ was pieced together at such a glacial pace: straddling the demise of Arab Strap and two solo projects from Aidan.
That it was worth the wait however, is beyond question. ‘Everything’s Getting Older’ is an album of rare beauty and intelligence: an album that confronts and dissects the onset of middle-age with so much truth and style, it can legitimately claim the status of “Instant Classic”. In June 2012 ‘Everything’s Getting Older’ picked up the inaugural Scottish Album Of The Year award.