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British Post-Punks The Wedding Present Announce July Tour

British Post-Punks The Wedding Present Announce July Tour

Thursday 23rd March, 2017 2:00PM

On the heels of releasing their ninth studio album Going, Going… last year, Leeds post-punk group The Wedding Present are treating New Zealand to a five-date tour in July. The group, who at their height of popularity clocked up twelve top-30 singles in twelve months, are perhaps best known highly acclaimed Steve Albini-produced 1991 album Seamonsters which is widely regarded as one of the best albums of the 90s.

The current line-up sees original member David Gedge (vocals, guitar) joined by Marcus Kain (guitar), Danielle Wadey (bass, vocals) and Charlie Layton (drums). The upcoming tour will see the band perform songs new and old from across their extensive back catalogue. Here are the details...

The Wedding Present

Tuesday 4th July, Kings Arms, Auckland
Wednesday 5th July, Nivara Lounge, Hamilton
Thursday 6th July, San Fran, Wellington
Friday 7th July, Blue Smoke, Christchurch
Saturday 8th July, Re:Fuel, Dunedin

Tickets available HERE at UTR and in-store at the usual outlets

Check out their most recent opus Going, Going…

Reacquaint yourself with throwback single ‘Anyone Can Make A Mistake’…

And peruse their 1991 tune ‘Come Play With Me’


Legendary British post-punk/indie band The Wedding Present return to New Zealand on the back of their ninth studio album Going, Going…

Having formed in Leeds in 1985 around the lovelorn songwriting of David Gedge, the band soon acquired a reputation for bittersweet, breathtakingly honest songs of heartache immersed in whirlwind guitars — a jangly-yet-brawny sound, played at impossibly breakneck speeds, that was introduced to the world on their debut LP George Best.

NME called the album “an unmitigated delight” and subsequently invited The Wedding Present to contribute a track to the magazine’s C86 compilation — a cassette release that has remained hugely influential upon generations of noisy indie rock bands.

Over the course of the next three decades the band would find themselves exploring all kinds of sharp left turns like trying their hand at traditional Eastern European folk music on the album Ukrainski Vistupi V Johna Peela, enlisting the aid of the noise-mongering (and, at that point, relatively unknown) sound engineer Steve Albini for their 1991 album Seamonsters, and the time they released twelve 7” singles, one per month for a whole year — an experiment that paid off when they equaled Elvis Presley’s 35-year-old record for “most hits in one year”!

Today, The Wedding Present can be found at the top of their game — their 2016 album Going, Going... having been described as their masterpiece. AllMusic says “It's hard to deny the brilliance of a band that can crank out an album as passionate, hook-filled and flat-out fiery as this.”

On this tour, The Wedding Present will be performing songs from throughout their career.


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