The Wedding Present Marc Riley Sessions Vol 4 The fourth instalment in The Wedding Present’s popular ‘Marc Riley Sessions’ series. The Wedding Present are a band with a history that’s inextricably intertwined with the BBC and, in particular, the late DJ John Peel, an early champion of the band. The first four tracks on the album were recorded with a string quartet and trumpeter and include a remarkable re-imagining of Bewitched, originally from the band’s 1989 album Bizarro. For The Wedding Present’s ninth Marc Riley session they decided to include a couple of songs from the recently released Going, Going... album. This LP features additional orchestration and so they thought it would be exciting to revisit an augmented, Cinerama-style, set-up in order to play live at the BBC’s historic Maida Vale studios. But one of the songs we recorded on that day predates Going, Going... by nearly three decades. Bewitched has always had a symphonic feel to it and we thought it would also benefit from an orchestral lick of paint. Ironically, for the other session on this LP, the band were stripped down their most basic again to thunder through punky tunes like Felicity, Getting Nowhere Fast and - the song that announced The Wedding Present to the world - Go Out And Get ’Em, Boy! This new version of that song from their debut release is followed here by renditions of songs on their most recent single; such is the time-contracting effect of a Wedding Present Marc Riley session! Hatch CD | LP
The Wedding Present Davni Chasy [RSD19] This is an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2019. Any remaining stock will be available online from Saturday 20th April, strictly one per customer. This single was due to be released in 1988/9 when the band signed to RCA and is ‘The single that never was.’ Test pressings exist but the band pulled the release feeling that it was not appropriate to be the band’s first single on a major label. It has been re-mastered and is now finally getting that release ahead of the 30 year anniversary re-release of ‘The Complete Ukrainian John Peel Sessions’ with artwork re-designed by Jonathan Hitchen, designer of the original 1989 Ukrainski Vistupi LP artwork! Hatch 7" RSD 2019
The Wedding Present Marc Riley Sessions Volume 3 The third volume of The Wedding Present's Marc Riley Sessions. Volume 3 collects some tracks that were recorded inbetween the 2015 and 2016 sessions, including some classics as well as a Nancy Sinatra cover of the Bond theme. Hatch CD | LP
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 Spitfires Something Worth Fighting For Another 7" single from Watord's The Spitfires' latest album Year Zero. Big tunes that take a range of influences from ska-reggae to indie-rock to punk. This melting-pot of musical genres has helped infuse and consolidate the band’s own highly authentic sound and style into a progressive take for a new generation of fans. HATCH 7"
The Spitfires Year Zero The third full length album from The Spitfires, combining reggae, ska, punk and soul to create absolute bangers. “The New Age for me, captures the band’s live sound. 3 and a half minutes of loud guitars and energy with a sort of ‘back to basics’ approach. The music video was shot one day within the album recording sessions at the studio in Chelmsford”. - Billy Sullivan HATCH CD | LP
The Spitfires The New Age / Bitter End A new 7" single from The Spitfires, taken from their upcoming album Year Zero. Combining reggae, ska, punk and soul to create absolute bangers. “The New Age for me, captures the band’s live sound. 3 and a half minutes of loud guitars and energy with a sort of ‘back to basics’ approach. The music video was shot one day within the album recording sessions at the studio in Chelmsford”. - Billy Sullivan HATCH 7"
The Spitfires Over and Over Again A new 7" single from the mod-inspired rockers The Spitfires, sounding like a great concoction of The Clash, Ordinary Boys, The Jam and Palma Violets, but this time with nods to 2-tone sounds and instrumentation. “The lyrics are about being on a night out in some shitty club and the more you drink the more miserable you become. That thing of watching your mates have a good time when all you can think about is how bored you are with your own situation. Whether it be your job, where you live or your relationship. And how you can predict in 6 months down the line you'll be back in the same club, same time, feeling the same thing.” Hatch 7"
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