Reviewed this week
Following last year's Volume 1, Hatch records bring us a second collection of live recordings by Leodensian indie rockers The Wedding Present, gathered from various sessions on Marc Riley's popular BBC Radio 6 shows. The set covers twelve career-spanning songs, even including a jagged and roughened cover of The Monkees' 'Pleasant Valley Sunday'. Marking thirty years since their iconic debut 'George Best', this impressive collection shows off how well they've aged, and highlights such as the particularly blistering renditions of 'Back A Bit... Stop' from 2012's Valentina, 'Birdsnest' from last year's 'Going, Going...' prove they've kept their capability and immediacy as a live act firmly intact.