Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat release a new collaborative album, entitled ‘The Most Important Place In The World’.

The 12-tracker follows up on their debut as a duo, the SAY award-winning ‘Everything’s Getting Older’.

Available on deluxe LP and CD, the long-player is also available as a special low-priced download. However, physical copies purchased from independent record shops (including online retailers like Boomkat and Norman’s, as well as the first 100 copies from Chemikal Underground), will come with an exclusive download card that entitles the buyer to a bonus track.

Among the musicians roped in to provide backing are saxophonist John Burgess, trumpeter Robert Henderson (aka corpse in the video for ‘The Copper Top’), tuba player Danielle Price, the Cairn string Quartet, viola player Aby Vulliamy – of Wells’ National Jazz Trio of Scotland – and the Glad Café Community Choir.

The album was recorded at Chem19 in Blantyre and Castle of Doom in Glasgow with producer Paul Savage last autumn Sleeve artwork comes courtesy of Moffat’s six-year-old son.

The pair have one show in the diary – at Glasgow’s West End Festival on Sunday the 21st of June in Oran Mor, with Remember Remember, The Phantom Band and RM Hubbert also on the bill.