The Wedding Present
The ever-prolific pioneers of UK indie, The Wedding Present, are embarking on an extensive reissue campaign, releasing five albums, two compilations and an EP from the band’s ‘80s and 90’s output, all of which are expanded multi-disc sets crammed with bonus material, extensive sleeve notes, art work and general Weddos emphemera. Most synonymous for their familiar depiction of relationships using acerbic wit, frontman David Gedge is a virtuoso when it comes to the bittersweet love song.
Originally released in 1989, ‘Bizarro’ is the second LP released by The Wedding Present, and the first to be released on a major label. Usually this would hint towards a band on the cusp of selling out, but instead, ‘Bizarro’ sees The Wedding Present hone their craft and toughen their formula as opposed to giving in to convention. The result was a career-defining record made up of fluctuating tempos and moods, establishing the band’s quintessential euphoric take on pop. This remastered and expanded edition includes bonus material featuring sessions, demo and live versions, alongside a DVD full of promotional material and live appearances; the infamous Top Of The Pops performance of ‘Brassneck’ in 1990 and a must-see interview with David Gedge about ‘Bizarro’ in 2014.