Sucking hard: The Wedding Present, 7 Nov 2012

Saw The Wedding Present last night, doing their [Steve Albini-engineered] Seamonsters album in its entirety, and thankfully padding it out either side, whereas they used to play only an album and then piss off:

I must have been standing right behind whoever filmed this, so it’s a pretty good memento!

They were really good (as always), and pretty loud too, but Gedge’s guitar parts should have been way louder for my taste. He’s still great, though: funny, unassuming and still a brilliant songwriter — see recent album Valentina.

Their Japanese support band, Toquiwa (tok-ee-wah), were very entertaining too, in a different kind of way:

Their singer’s mangled Engrish (she knew what she was doing), keyboard stomping,¬†impressive beer-downing skills and infectious, boundless enthusiasm won over all; unfortunately, the video above doesn’t show any of that, being from another gig…

 

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