David Gedge’s wrist must be hurting after thirty years of violently thrashing the guitar the way only he knows how. Part of the indie C86 movement, though they tried very hard to distance themselves from it, the Wedding Present have ploughed a unique and noisy furrow of blitzkrieg strumming and heartbreak rumination for over three decades. At times megalomaniacally prolific; twelve charting singles in twelve months in 1992 equalling a record set by Elvis, they are that rare rock n roll breed a band that has managed to maintain quality throughout their career. New album ‘Going Going’ has just been released and we also highly recommend Gedge’s comic book autobiography ‘Tales From the Wedding Present’. A veritable musical institution and John Peel favourites, he knew a thing or two about music. Our favourite track? ‘Kennedy’. ‘Lost your love of life? Too much apple pie.’

Sat 8 Oct 7pm at Slade Rooms, Broad Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1HP £16.88 www.theticketfactory.com/


Sat 8 Oct
Giles Logan
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Mon 19 Sep 2016