Wednesday, May 30 2007
Pop scholars frequently undervalue The Wedding Present. If the Smiths were the undeniable figurehead for the UK's thriving independent pop scene of the 1980s, then Gedge's little-band-that-could certainly inherited that mantle.
Tuesday, March 20 2012
Is Valentina as good as the Wedding Present's high-water mark, Seamonsters? No, but it adds a few more singles-quality tracks to the Weddoes' hit parade.
Thursday, April 29 2010
I was nearly as eager to find out what hearing a beloved album, Bizarro, in its entirety would be like, as I was just to see the band again.
Wednesday, October 22 2008
I was worried that the band would either rely too much on their (admittedly) superb new album El Rey or else just do a sort of old-times revue, but they managed to strike a nearly perfect balance between the old and the new.
Wednesday, June 4 2008
It's been a rough decade or so for Wedding Present fans, but they've finally come up with a fitting successor to Seamonsters.
Monday, May 5 2008
Post-Smiths, pre-Britpop band the Wedding Present dust off “oldies” for this impressive, satisfying guitar-saturated record, a record you’d be a complete fool to not enjoy from start to finish, top to bottom.
Friday, April 16 2010
Although Girl in a Coma's look lacks congruence with its name, musically it's far from inappropriate. Thus they were the perfect compliment to headliners The Wedding Present, Saturday at the Bowery Ballroom.
Monday, April 12 2010
Twenty five years on, The Wedding Present are still one of the best live indie-pop acts around.
Wednesday, August 19 2009
The genius of the early Wedding Present was the tense interplay between David Gedge's heartfelt yet quotidian lyrics of love and loss and Pete Solowka's mad, banjo-like strumming.
Thursday, March 13 2008
Photos and Text: Mehan Jayasuriya Despite their legendary status in certain circles, Leeds, England's the Wedding Present appear to have only played once during SXSW