The Wedding Present are one of the bands that originated with the “Indie Pop” tag that is thrown around so loosely today at bands that aren’t much of either. Their first album “George Best” came out way back in 1987 and they became known for their fast-paced guitar paired with lead singer David Gedge’s slightly flat yet infectious vocals. Over the years although they have only released 8 albums, each of them are memorable, high quality records, my favorite being Steve Albini’s bombastically produced Seamonters. As one of my favorite lyrists, Gedge is the best writer of relationship issues around. If you have ever been in a relationship where there’s a third or even fourth person involved, Gedge has a lyric you can take to heart.
The Wedding Present are currently working on their next album and playing around the US. We’re fortunate enough to have them back at the Pike Room where they also played in 2008 with a backdrop of snow and a Presidential election. Having seen them a few times, I can tell you their performances are great intimate shows that feature blazing guitars, Gedge singing and brilliant takes on all their popular songs. You can see the Wedding Present along with the Jet Age and Pinky Piglets at the Pike Room on Monday, March 26.
Here's a preview of what's coming next from The Wedding Present, with the song "You Jane"
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