The Wedding Present have made a significant contribution to Christmas over the years.
In 1992, they famously released a 7″ single a month, all of which made the top thirty (and were later collected, with attendant b-sides, all of them cover versions, on the Hit Parade 1 and Hit Parade 2 compilations). That Deecember they released ‘No Christmas’ with a cover of Elton John’s ‘Step Into Christmas’ as the b-side.
Wedding Present – No Christmas.’ mp3
Wedding Present -‘Step Into Christmas.’ mp3
This was their single in 2008; the b-side was a rather fab version of ‘White Christmas.’
Wedding Present -‘Holly Jolly Hollywood.’
Not only that, but next year marks 21 years since they released Seamonsters (produced by Steve Albini, who would go on to work with Low, PJ Harvey and of course, Nirvana). They are touring this but they have also lined up some dates for the end of this year:
29 December: Glasgow Garage
30 December: Leeds O2 Academy
31 December: London Camden Dingwalls
Their eighth studio album has been pencilled in for release on March 12, 2012. Get that in your diaries…