The Wedding Present Saturday 23rd March at Kingston College Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Bizarro, The Wedding Present return to Kingston to play the album in full. If you were to choose an album for them to play live, it would certainly be this all time classic. We had a taste of what this will be after their The Fighting Cocks show last year so we can wait to have them back in town this time to ACT at Kingston College to hear them with some of their greatest songs from a career spanning decades. Bizarro, cut down a bit on the frenetic jangle that the band had been known for in its early days and replaced it with healthy doses of darkness and power. Adding some fuzzy, crunchy, distortion to give the guitars some hefty impact, slowing the tempos down to speeds that allowed vocalist David Gedge to squeeze more heartbroken despair and bleak sarcasm out of every line and generally upping their game in every way, the album was the fullest realization of The Wedding Present's sound yet. PLEASE NOTE: If you choose Collect In-store as your delivery option your full order, including tickets, will need to be collected from our shop rather than from the venue. Times TBC, but we expect doors at 7:30 ACT at Kingston College, Kingston Hall Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2AQ. It's a great medium-sized venue right in the centre of town with excellent lighting and sound - follow the signs on arrival at the main reception area of the college.
The Wedding Present Huw Stephens Session Four classic covers from the iconic The Wedding Present, recorded in 2006 for One Music With Huw Stephens. HATCH 10" | CD
The Wedding Present Mini 10" mini-album by The Wedding Present originally released in 1996. Loosely built around a concept of those perennial rock'n'roll archetypes cars and girls, Mini saw David Gedge's songwriting hit new peaks of wit and invention - anomalous qualities amid the Britpop era's bellicose gestures. A triumph of vintage quality over contemporary flash. Edsel Records 10"
The Wedding Present Tommy Reissue of the 1988 The Wedding Present compilation album Collecting songs from the band’s first four singles, plus four tracks recorded for BBC Radio sessions. Bringing together material written in the band’s first two years of existence, 'Tommy' proved that The Wedding Present’s essence was in place from the start. These kinetic blasts of homespun high-velocity bedsit drama presaged the more finessed 'George Best', but represented the band’s definitive portrayal. Edsel Records LP
The Wedding Present Saturnalia Reissue of The Wedding Present's fifth album released in 1996 Saturnalia witnessed songwriter David Gedge deftly balancing his band's traditional pop brio with complex arrangements and unorthodox instrumentation. It felt like a Wedding Present greatest hits album, only with brand new songs, new ideas - and no reservations. Edsel Records LP
The Wedding Present Marc Riley Sessions Volume 1 A collection of BBC sessions from The Wedding Present. The Marc Riley Sessions Volume 1 collection comes out on 2nd December via Hatch Records and contains tracks from three memorable studio sessions with DJ Marc Riley from 2007, 2008 and 2010. The sessions feature songs that span the entirety of the cult indie band’s career and the consistency of David Gedge’s songwriting. Hatch CD | LP
The Wedding Present Meet Cute Two songs from The Wedding Present's Valentina. This Will Be Our Summer 7" Pre-Order
The Wedding Present George Best 30 Marking the 30th Anniversary of their classic debut album The Wedding Present have done something special and re-recorded then entire record with Steve Albini (Nirvana, The Pixies, The Cribs) back in 2008 but are now releasing it. One could almost imagine that this is the version of George Best that David would have liked to have recorded back in 1987. It is just so well done... as you’d expect, of course, with Albini at the controls. But you can also feel David’s 20 years older self guiding the new recording with experience and confidence. Everything is bigger… the drums on the original recording were played live, but were done on a ‘Simmons’ electronic drum kit. The combination of Albini’s recording and the ultra-talented Graeme Ramsay on ‘real’ drums brings these frantic songs to life. However, the real difference comes out in the way those super-fast, ever-jangly guitars sound… they’re warmer, they’re rockier, they’re more modern. More… Albini! - Scopitines Scopitones CD | LP
The Wedding Present Marc Riley Sessions Volume 2 The second volume of the iconic BBC radio sessions from The Wedding Present, collecting tracks from eight of their acclaimed, beautifully written and loved albums. With David Gedge's excellent lyricism and ability to write a hit, this is a frenzy of top tunes. “These are terrific tunes that show the strength of David Gedge’s writing, almost always planted in his regular territory; plaintive and heartfelt, ruminating on doomed relationships and unfulfilled yearnings.” - Record Collector “The Wedding Present are tailor-made for the no-thrills demands of the venerable radio session; the urgency of live performance brings out the best in their scratchy angst.” - Uncut Hatch CD | LP