Archive for the ‘Releases’ category

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 […]

THE WEDDING PRESENT RELEASE LIVE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DVD

In July 2011 Thirdhand Films of New Jersey released a DVD that was filmed during The Wedding Present’s 2005 tour of North America. At the time, these were the band’s first concerts in the USA and Canada for eight years. The tour was carried out to celebrate the release of The Wedding Present’s classic Take […]

THE WEDDING PRESENT DONATE A TRACK TO TOHOKU EARTHQUAKE BENEFIT ALBUM

In May 2011 The Wedding Present donated a track for inclusion on Anything For Progress – a ‘download-only’ compilation album released by ‘& Records’ of Tokyo. All profits from this iTunes release benefited victims of the disaster in Japan. The Wedding Present’s track is called ‘Peek-a-boo’ and was recorded and mixed in Chicago by Steve […]

THE WEDDING PRESENT RELEASE AN ALBUM WHICH WAS RECORDED LIVE IN JAPAN

‘& Records’ of Tokyo released a live Wedding Present album on 16 February 2011. This release [the track-listing of which is below] is available as a double CD with sleeve notes in which Japanese journalist Masatoshi Arano conducts an interview with David Gedge. Bizarro : Live In Tokyo 2010 was recorded at the O-West venue […]

TERRY DE CASTRO RELEASES DEBUT SOLO ALBUM

On 15 June 2009, Terry de Castro – former bass player with  Cinerama, The Wedding Present and Goya Dress- released her debut solo album, ‘A Casa Verde’. Here’s what we said at the time… Terry de Castro takes a novel approach to her solo debut, one that is especially charming, likable, and… well, curious. She’s […]