The Wedding Present UK Tour | Gig Announcement
& Marc Riley
Limelight, Belfast • Saturday 26 November 2016
This December, Hatch Records, in conjunction with BBC Radio 6 Music, are pleased to announce the first in a series of stunning Marc Riley radio sessions from UK indie legends, The Wedding Present. Released Friday 2 December, Marc Riley Sessions Volume 1 consists of three memorable studio sessions from 2007, 2008 and 2010.
Highlighting the incredible consistency of David Gedge´s prolific songwriting over the period of three decades, the release includes a rollicking Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft (‘George Best’ 1987), a stirling rendition of stone-cold proto-indie classic Brassneck (‘Bizarro’ 1989), an anger-filled Heather (‘Seamonsters’ 1991), and a ripping version of Don’t Take Me Home Until I’m Drunk (‘El Rey’ 2008). Also included is live favourite Where Everybody Knows Your Name, a cover of the theme music to classic US sitcom ‘Cheers’.
‘We’ve recorded several sessions over the last decade for Marc of which I’m very proud… and my archivist streak didn’t want to see them just gathering dust on a shelf! There are about thirty tracks so far – including a handful that we recorded just last month. The sessions are recorded and transmitted live to air so there’s an intensity and exhilaration – not to mention fear! – that’s present when you perform songs like that. People are always telling me that you can hear the urgency in the recordings. We’ve been talking for some time, now, about how we could release them tastefully and this series feels like a great way to do that. I’m really happy that Hatch Records came forward and offered to do it for us!’
One of the most listened to music shows on BBC 6 Music, Marc Riley is synonymous with popular radio; his long-running, Sony Radio Academy Award-nominated weekday evening show mixes the classics with the cutting-edge and has helped break numerous acts in recent years including Metronomy, Ezra Furman, Field Music, King Creosote, Everything Everything and Wild Beasts.
The Wedding Present recently released their critically acclaimed ninth studio album ‘Going, Going…’ and are to embark on an extensive UK tour this winter.
UK tour dates:
20/11 COLCHESTER Arts Centre
21/11 ROCHESTER Royal Function Rooms
22/11 PORTSMOUTH Wedgwood Rooms
23/11 EXETER Lemon Grove
24/11 BRISTOL Fleece
26/11 BELFAST Limelight with September Girls
27/11 DUBLIN Whelan’s with September Girls
28/11 LIMERICK Dolan’s Warehouse
30/11 ABERDEEN Tunnels
01/12 EDINBURGH La Belle Angele
02/12 SUNDERLAND Point
03/12 KENDAL Brewery Arts Centre with Melys
04/12 HOLMFIRTH Picturedrome with Melys
06/12 LIVERPOOL O2 Academy Arts Club with Melys
07/12 DERBY Venue with Melys
08/12 OXFORD O2 Academy with Melys
09/12 LOWESTOFT Aquarium with Melys
10/12 LONDON O2 Academy Islington with Melys
The Wedding Present
Marc Riley Sessions Volume 1
Album released Friday 2 December on Hatch Records
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