David Gedge has been doing the Wedding Present a long time and if the recent soundcheck at the C86 festival proves they have never sounded more inventive and better.

As a celebration of all things Wedding Present the band put on their own festival in Brighton in August and David found a minute to give us his top 10 albums for listening to whilst driving…

At The Edge Of The Sea is an indoor mini-festival curated by David Gedge which takes place at Concorde 2 in Brighton, England, every August. Both of David’s own groups [Cinerama and The Wedding Present] appear each year. This year it also includes special guests the Membranes and Art Brut and many others ina grweta looking weekend of music.

See below for a list of all the other artists who have taken part. In 2013 the event expanded to two days, running from 3PM until 10PM on each day.

Tickets from here

At The Edge Of The Sea 2014

Saturday 23 August : The Wedding Present play ‘Watusi’ and other songs [60 minute set from 8-30 PM]
Also featured : The Membranes, Sky Larkin, Cinerama performing ‘This Is Cinerama’ [odd numbered tracks], Black Light Ray [featuring former Wedding Present member Paul Dorrington], Holy Fingers plus much more to be announced.

Sunday 24 August : The Wedding Present play ‘Mini’ and other songs [60 minute set from 8-30 PM]
Also featured : Art Brut, Emma Pollock, The Cravats, Cinerama featuring Emma Pollock performing ‘This Is Cinerama’ [even numbered tracks], BIRD, French For Cartridge, DJs Eddie Argos and Charles Layton, ‘Wedding Present’ Bingo… plus much more to be announced.
number one in David Gedge’s top 10 songs to drive to…

1. The Like – Release Me

 

This group was formed by the daughters of three music industry veterans… but don’t let that put you off. This is their second, fabulous sounding, retro-girl-group-style album, which, incidentally, was a massive improvement on their debut release.

For number 2 in David Gedge’s top 10 songs to drive to please go here

 

Previous articleNew Artist of the Day: Mushami – interview with acoustic punk-folk trio whose live debut is on 12th July at the Joiners
Next articleDavid Gedge from the Wedding Present gives us his favourite 10 albums to listen to whilst driving…number 10
Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here