Label : Formosa Punk Records
Released : 2019
Catalogue Number : CPWM7V02J/SHADE026
Product Information :
- The Wedding Present released a single on Come Play With Me Records on 2 August 2019 which was also released on clear vinyl by the Japanese label Formosa Punk Records. The Japanese pressing was limited to 300 copies and features a spoken word intro, in Japanese, by David Gedge.
- Both tracks were recorded at the legendary Monnow Valley studios in Wales under the watchful eye of multi-Grammy-award-winning producer Andrew Scheps and engineer Matt Glasbey.
Close friend of the band Darren Hayman [formerly of Hefner, The French, etc.] was commissioned to do the cover artwork.
Signed copies available upon request.
B-side ‘Panama’, is a frenetic slice of indie-pop, where ferocious guitars and heavy drums collide with honest lyrics about love and friendship. Of the recording, David adds, “As well as including one of my favourite palindromes, ‘Panama’ references ‘Earthrise’, the iconic photograph of Earth taken by astronaut Bill Anders [during the Apollo 8 mission] on Christmas Eve, 1968. We decided to incorporate samples of the astronauts talking to Mission Control.”
‘Jump In, The Water’s Fine’ c/w ‘Panama’