Archive for the ‘Releases’ category

WEDDING PRESENT 7″ SINGLE RELEASED

In 2013, to commemorate the 21st anniversary of the “Hit Parade” series of 7″ singles, The Wedding Present undertook a ten date British tour and, in conjunction, released a  limited edition  new 7” single on their own label, Scopitones. ‘Two Bridges’, which was released on 21 October 2013, featured a Wedding Present original on the […]

THE WEDDING PRESENT RELEASE A BOOK

On 25 October 2012, Scopitones [in conjunction with The Friday Project and Harper Collins] released Valentina: The Story Of A Wedding Present Album. Valentina: The Story Of A Wedding Present Album is a fascinating behind-the-scenes account of the making of the band’s eighth studio LP, complete with an introduction by David Gedge, lyrics, photographs and a […]

SEAMONSTERS VINYL BOXED SET RELEASED

In November 2012, The Wedding Present’s classic album Seamonsters was re-released as a 10” vinyl box set by British label Vinyl180 Records. This collection, which comprises three lovingly packaged discs, features all the songs from the original album plus the extra tracks from the ‘3 Songs’, ‘Dalliance’ and ‘Lovenest’ EPs. There are also sleeve notes […]

JAPANESE BAND’S ALBUM RELEASED ON THE WEDDING PRESENT’S LABEL

Japanese legends-in-the-making TOQUIWA (previously known as PINKY PIGLETS) are, in their own words, “Catchy riffs, addictive melodies and energetic performances you can’t miss. We burst onto the stage!!” And we cannot say it any better. The Wedding Present caught these gifted all-girl rockers on a  tour in Japan, fell in love with the energy in their […]

THE WEDDING PRESENT RELEASE THEIR 8TH STUDIO ALBUM

The Wedding Present released their eighth studio album, Valentina, in March 2012. It was recorded in France, California and England during 2011 and mixed by the Grammy Award winning Andrew Scheps [whose past credits include Metallica, Iggy Pop and Johnny Cash]. Valentina came four years after 2008’s El Rey and is performed by David Gedge […]

GRAPHIC NOVEL INSPIRED BY DAVID GEDGE SONG TITLES RELEASED

In January 2012, Scopitones, in association with Raw Shark Comics, published a fascinating graphic novel compiling stories inspired by David Gedge song titles. The NME has called David Gedge ‘one of the most consistently brilliant songwriters in Britain’, his songs slicing through the messy business of love, loss, and longing like a cut throat blade. […]

THE WEDDING PRESENT COVER THE SMITHS

The Wedding Present have recorded a cover of ‘Hand In Glove’ which was originally released by The Smiths in 1983. The Wedding Present version is for Please, Please, Please, a Smiths tribute album which was released by American Laundromat Records of Connecticut in December 2011. David Gedges ‘other’ band, Cinerama, have also submitted their cover […]

BIZARRO BOX SET RELEASED

In October 2011, The Wedding Present’s classic major label debut album Bizarro was re-released as a 10” vinyl box set by British label Vinyl180 Records. This new release, which comprises three lovingly packaged discs, features all the songs from the original album plus the extra tracks from the Kennedy and Brassneck EPs. There are also […]