Tuesday, 9 August 2016
The Wedding Present - Rachel
“The boy Gedge has written some of the best love songs of the 'Rock ‘n’ Roll' era. You may dispute this, but I’m right and you’re wrong!” John Peel.
Following on from yesterday's Dinosaur Jr update, let's go with another band that have been around since the 80's, The Wedding Present. Whereas Dinosaur Jr now comprise the original 3 members, The Weddos feature only David Gedge from their formative years and their sound is less frantic than during those early days but they're still putting out great records as I'm sure the forthcoming album, Going, Going will illustrate.
Alongside frontman Gedge, they now boast Sam Beer-Pearce (guitars), Katharine Wallinger (bass/backing vocals) and Charlie Layton (drums). The album, their 9th studio lp, is out on Scopitones on 2nd September and is a collection of 20 linked tracks each with an accompanying film.
Different line up, same happy knack of being able to write great lyrics about relationships, as you'll hear below. This is Rachel.....