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The Wedding Present / The Catenary Wires / Miles Salisbury – The Continental, Preston

When Un-Peeled promoter Tuff Life Boogie broke the news that The Wedding Present were coming to my favourite Lancashire riverside locale in early March, there was much excitement from the North West indie fraternity, with one date soon not enough. … Continue reading

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Going, Going … The Wedding Present (Scopitones, 2016)

A new Wedding Present album after a four-and-a-half year break, and we’re into uncharted territory again. It involves some journey too – a North American East-West road-trip (and a half) from Kittery to Santa Monica via various points, initially suggesting … Continue reading

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Experiencing eclipses and supersonic flight – the Smoke Fairies interview

Katherine Blamire was roaming around rural Yorkshire with fellow members of the band Smoke Fairies when I called her, enjoying a day off from a UK tour supporting Public Service Broadcasting. To add to 13 shared dates, the band headlined … Continue reading

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The Wedding Present / The Treated – Hebden Bridge – July 26, 2014

What a night. One of those memorable summer gigs at an intimate venue where you’re sweating like hell and being jolted around anyway, so might as well dance. Did I mention how hot it was? David Gedge certainly did, and … Continue reading

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The Wedding Present – Valentina (Scopitones, 2012)

I don’t suppose you’ll ever get a truly unbiased review from this scribe for a new release from The Wedding Present, a band that have played a fairly pivotal part in my life these last 25 years. Besides, what started … Continue reading

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