The Wedding Present in many ways represent the fundamental values of what made Indie music “indie”. From the start back in Leeds in the mid 80s through to later years the band not only released their own work they also called the shots even when signed to major labels in what they recorded, with who and how it was released. You could argue that the term “indie” rings pretty hollow these days and has been for quite a while but this band, with their own particular sound and with incredible albums like George Best, Bizarro and Seamonsters, really helped form and define the indie music movement from the late 80s through to the mid to late 90s. With the strong and constant patronage of John Peel through the years & working in partnership with producer Steve Albini for much of their work you know the band and their music are something special.
The Wedding Present reformed some years ago and with a new album this year are touring, including a stop at The Wedgewood Rooms this Saturday. Tickets are £15 and can be bought at the box office or online HERE.
The band will also be playing an intimate acoustic set at Pie and Vinyl on Saturday, visit their website and sign up to their mailing list for more information.