Archive for the ‘Releases’ category

THE WEDDING PRESENT TO RELEASE TWELVE SINGLES DURING 2022

The Wedding Present will be releasing a new 7″ single every month for a year, starting in January 2022. This new project, which is entitled 24 Songs, comes thirty years after the band’s similar Hit Parade series of 7″ singles of 1992. 24 Songs sees the first fruits of David Gedge’s song-writing partnership with Sleeper […]

LIVE SEAMONSTERS CONCERT RELEASED ON CD & DVD

Scopitones released Live 2012 by The Wedding Present on 23 July 2021. This album features the band live in concert at the Ritz in Manchester on 9 November 2012 and includes a performance of the iconic Seamonsters album in its entirety. Continuing in the format of other recent similar Scopitones releases such as Live 2007 […]

SEAMONSTERS LP RE-RELEASED

The Wedding Present’s third studio album Seamonsters was re-issued on vinyl by Sony Legacy Records on 28 May 2021. Seamonsters was originally released by RCA Records on 28 May 1991 [exactly thirty years to the day before this re-release] but has been unavailable on vinyl for some years. This new double LP version features the […]

WEDDING PRESENT ‘LOCK-DOWN’ ALBUM RELEASED

Scopitones released Locked Down And Stripped Back by The Wedding Present on 26 February 2021. The album was also released [on vinyl only] in North America by HHBTM Records. Locked Down And Stripped Back features home recordings of several Wedding Present classics and two previously unreleased songs: ‘You’re Just A Habit That I’m Trying To […]

DAVID GEDGE AUTOBIOGRAPHY RELEASED

Go Out And Get ’Em, Boy! – Tales From The Wedding Present: Volume 1 The first instalment of David Gedge’s long-awaited memoir-in-comic-book-form was released by Scopitones Books on 27 November 2020 and can be bought by clicking here. The stories featured in this stunning 176-page, matt-laminated, hardback book were previously only  available to readers of […]

BIZARRO RE-RELEASED

The Wedding Present’s major-label debut album Bizarro will be re-issued on LP by Sony Legacy Records on 9 October 2020. Bizarro was originally released by RCA Records in 1989 but has been unavailable on vinyl for some years. This new version will feature the same track listing as the original, namely – Brassneck / Crushed […]

RECORD STORE DAY 2020 RELEASES

Various Artists : ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang’ The Wedding Present : ‘Shaun Keaveny Session’ Two singles – both released on Record Store Days 2020! The first single, ‘xx!!’ [or, to give it its full title, ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang – a tribute to the James Bond themes of Dame Shirley Bassey’] was released by Where […]

WEDDING PRESENT BASS PLAYER RELEASES SOLO ALBUM

Wedding Present bass player Melanie Howard’s solo project – Such Small Hands – released its debut solo album Carousel on 18 September 2020. Taking in influences such as Bjork, Portishead, Chelsea Wolfe, Sharon Van Etten, Anna Calvi and Joni Mitchell, Such Small Hands blends dark pop with twinges of quirky folk and electronica. Carousel is […]

SECOND SINGLE BY THE WEDDING PRESENT RE-RELEASED

The Wedding Present re-released their second single, ‘Once More’ on the Preston label Optic Nerve Records on 22 May 2020. This two track 7” – which is limited to 1,000 copies – was released as part of Optic Nerve’s ‘Optic Sevens 2.0’ reissue series. The label re-released ‘Go Out And Get Em, Boy!’ as part […]

BBC SESSIONS COMPILATIONS RELEASED

On 21 February 2020, Hatch Records released the fourth in their series of compilations of BBC radio sessions by The Wedding Present. ‘Marc Riley Sessions : Volume 4’ consists of two studio sessions from 2017 & 2018 and follows, rather unsurprisingly, ‘Marc Riley Sessions : Volumes 1, 2 & 3’. The Wedding Present are a […]