After the announcement of Going Going…, indie darlings The Wedding Present have shared Rachel; of which David Gedge says “Every now and then The Wedding Present comes up with an out and out pop song!  I think this might be favourite track on the album.”

Always challenging and experimental, the idea to release the new project in a multi-media format is something that has been marinating with bandleader David Gedge for some time. As he points out, work began soon after the unveiling of The Wedding Present’s 2012 critically acclaimed album Valentina.

“I’d already decided by then that I didn’t want to make the next release just ‘another album’ and so I came up with the idea of twenty ‘interconnected’ pieces of music.

Then, in the summer of 2014 I travelled across the USA with photographer Jessica McMillan and we made some atmospheric short films to accompany the tracks. Since then it’s been a case of progressing through the music, trying all sorts of ideas, seeing how they work set against the visuals.”

The Wedding Present’s impact on independent music is infinitely present. Their uncomplicated approach to the disillusionment of love is salient in the sound of many of the subsequent bands of their ilk since the band’s inception and an influence on everyone from British Sea Power to The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart among countless others.

Tracklisting: 1. Kittery / 2. Greenland / 3. Marblehead / 4. Sprague / 5. Two Bridges / 6. Little Silver / 7. Bear / 8. Secretary / 9. Birdsnest / 10. Kill Devil Hills / 11. Bells / 12. Fifty-Six / 13. Fordland / 14. Emporia / 15. Broken Bow / 16. Lead / 17. Ten Sleep / 18. Wales / 19. Rachel / 20. Santa Monica

Buy Going, Going – https://theweddingpresent.pmstores.co/

Available in three audio-visual formats: standard CD + DVD, deluxe CD + DVD in hard-bound ‘book pack’ with extra tracks + lyrics, deluxe double 180g LP + DVD with extra tracks + lyrics

THE WEDDING PRESENT’S 2016 UK TOUR

20/11 : Colchester, UK – Arts Centre

21/11 : Chatham, UK – Britannia Theatre

22/11 : Portsmouth, UK – Wedgwood Rooms

23/11 : Exeter, UK – Cavern Club

24/11 : Bristol, UK – Fleece

26/11 : Belfast, UK – Limelight

30/11 : Aberdeen, UK – Tunnels

01/12 : Edinburgh, UK – La Belle Angele

02/12 : Sunderland, UK – The Point

03/12 : Kendal, UK – Brewery Arts Centre

04/12 : Holmfirth, UK – Picturedrome

06/12 : Liverpool, UK – Arts Club

07/12 : Derby, UK – The Venue

08/12 : Oxford, UK – O2 Academy

09/12 : Lowestoft, UK – Aquarium

10/12 : London, UK – O2 Academy Islington

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