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Wedding Present, The

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The Wedding Present: Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London

Live Review by Roy Wilkinson, Sounds, 3 May 1986

STANDING IN front of their biggest audience ever and unconcerned at being coerced into a part in indie pop's association-by-attitude amalgam. The Wedding Present are ...

The Wedding Present: Best Defence

Interview by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 27 February 1988

THE WEDDING Present were born in 1985, achieved the level of quite exciting, and now have had greatness thrust upon them with worrying prematurity. Recent ...

The Wedding Present: Blackbird Leys Park, Oxford

Live Review by Everett True, Melody Maker, 17 September 1988

THE SENSE of community, the sense of belonging, kids all clasped together under one benevolent corporate banner — no wonder festivals didn't dry up and ...

The Wedding Present: Town And Country Club, London

Live Review by Jack Barron, New Musical Express, 20 October 1988

DAVID GEDGE, six foot plus of gangly manhood in a vile paisley shirt, steps through the balloon infested stage and grabs the microphone with a ...

The Wedding Present: From Russia With Love

Interview by Ian Gittins, Melody Maker, 22 April 1989

How have four normal people from Leeds become the most successful indie band of the late-eighties? Why have the trusty punksters just released an album ...

The Wedding Present

Profile and Interview by Mat Snow, Q, December 1989

Chauffered car-rides on the record company’s account bear witness to The Wedding Present’s emergence out of indie-land’s "shambling" band scene. But for their singer Dave ...

The Wedding Present, Cud, Julian Cope, The Popguns, 5:30: Anti Poll Tax Benefit, The Fridge, Brixton

Live Review by Bob Stanley, Melody Maker, 5 May 1990


The Wedding Present: Seamonsters

Review by Ted Kessler, Select, July 1991

JILTED, JADED AND USED, David Gedge is back and thirsty for the taste of revenge. The bad news for those who've crossed him is that ...

The Wedding Present: Seamonsters (RCA)

Review by Keith Cameron, Vox, July 1991

BY NOT HI-jacking the groovy train in order to revive a flagging career, The Wedding Present now stand virtually alone amongst their mid-'80s indie contemporaries. ...

The Wedding Present: Single Sell Organism

Interview by Stephen Dalton, New Musical Express, 1 February 1992

IN THE finest novel ever written by an Englishman, Keith Waterhouse's Billy Liar, our adolescent hero fantasises about leaving a thinly-disguised Leeds for London's bohemian ...

The Wedding Present: Staying Single

Interview by Bruce Dessau, The Guardian, 20 February 1992

Bruce Dessau meets a band who bizarrely believe that 45s are still cool ...

The Wedding Present: Wedding Sells

Interview by Lisa Verrico, Vox, January 1993

Twelve Top 30 hits into 1992, David Gedge tells VOX that indie giants the Wedding Present are "not fashionable any more". ...

The Wedding Present: Hit Parade II

Review by Stephen Dalton, Vox, February 1993

IT WAS A BRILLIANT CONCEPT — and it worked. One single per month in 1992, breaking records and mocking the industry machine, as they clanged ...

Wedding Present/Pulp/Kingmaker: The Leadmill, Sheffield

Live Review by Simon Warner, The Guardian, 7 April 1993

THE STEEL CITY, commemorating its centenary and celebrating soccer success, turned rock capital as a week of music events, including concerts, seminars and workshops, got ...

The Wedding Present: Mini (Cooking Vinyl/LP/CD)

Review by Stephen Dalton, New Musical Express, 20 January 1996

ON RADIO recently, David Gedge claimed that the most hurtful press comment he'd ever read about himself was that he had hairy ears. Well, Dave's ...

96 Tears

Retrospective by Tim Footman, Tangents, December 2002

I FELT A RUSH of nostalgically bad haircuts and Proustian army surplus anoraks while reading Alistair [Flitchett]'s consideration of C86. Nostalgia also for the days ...


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