The Wedding Present announce in-isolation album Locked Down And Stripped Back

By Live4ever - Posted on 19 Nov 2020 at 7:32am

The Wedding Present by Jessica McMillan

The Wedding Present by Jessica McMillan

The Wedding Present have been recording remotely this year.

David Gedge will be showing us what he’s been getting up to during this dark year as a new one dawns in a couple of months time.

On February 19th 2021, a new Wedding Present album entitled Locked Down And Stripped Back is to be released, presenting home recordings of various WP favourites as well as two previously unreleased songs – You’re Just A Habit That I’m Trying To Break and We Should Be Together – the latter of which is a Sleeper original.

“As the summer of 2020 wore on it became increasingly obvious that At The Edge of The Sea – my annual festival in Brighton – was sadly going the way of other live music events,” Gedge says.

“Following its cancellation, I decided to replace it with an ‘online’ version, presented live from my own living room and featuring home-recorded videos from many of the artists that had appeared at the festival over the years.”

“For The Wedding Present’s contribution, we picked twelve tracks to re-work in a ‘semi-acoustic’ style, and it was fascinating to see how stripped-back arrangements brought out different aspects of the songs.”

“The Seamonsters track ‘Blonde’ was a prime example of this, with a ‘just-two-guitars’ approach resulting in a naïve and moving interpretation.”

The first reworking is of Crawl, a track originally found on 1990’s 3 Songs EP.

Locked Down And Stripped Back tracklist:

A Million Miles
Starry Eyed
We Should Be Together’ ft. Louise Wener
You Should Always Keep In Touch With Your Friends
You’re Just A Habit That I’m Trying To Break
Sports Car
Deer Caught In The Headlights
My Favourite Dress

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