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WEDDING PRESENT ‘LOCK-DOWN’ ALBUM TO BE RELEASED

Scopitones will release Locked Down And Stripped Back by The Wedding Present on 26 February 2021. The album will also be released [on vinyl only] in North America by HHBTM Records. Locked Down And Stripped Back features home recordings of several Wedding Present classics, including this amazing version of ‘Crawl’: The album also includes two […]

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 […]

DAVID GEDGE’S AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL COMIC BOOK SERIES

Scopitones published David Gedge’s autobiographical comic book between 2012 and 2019. Tales From The Wedding Present chronicles the enthralling adventures of David and the band. Together with his long-time bass player, Terry de Castro, David teamed up with celebrated cartoonist Lee Thacker to share stories from his life. David has been leading The Wedding Present […]

GEORGE BEST AND TOMMY RE-RELEASED

The Wedding Present’s debut album George Best and accompanying compilation Tommy were re-issued by Play It Again Sam Records on 11 October 2019. George Best was originally released on the band’s own label, Reception Records, in 1987. This new version will be available as a limited edition green vinyl LP comprising the original twelve tracks […]

DAVID GEDGE DISCUSSES KEY SONGS IN NEW BOOK

Pomona Books published a new book written by David Gedge on 31 July 2019. This is the fourth release in the imprint’s highly collectable ‘Sleevenotes’ series, where musicians choose tracks from their back catalogue and provide telling insights into their creation, meaning or mood. David follows on from Bob Stanley [St. Etienne], Mark Lanegan [Screaming […]