The Wedding Present At Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane

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THE WEDDING PRESENT
with special guests Babaganoüj and Greg Brady and the Anchors
Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane
Monday, July 10

Tickets $40 + bf at www.oztix.com.au and Oztix Retail Outlets

Legendary British post-punk/indie band The Wedding Present return to Australia 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.

July 10th – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane
July 11th – Factory Theatre, Sydney
July 12th – Bella Union, Melbourne (performing the album George Best in full)
July 13th – Bella Union, Melbourne
July 14th – The Jade, Adelaide
July 15th – Mojo’s, Fremantle
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By: Lost And Lonesome