Win a subscription to 24 Songs (see below)
The Wedding Present have announced a new project for 2022 called, simply, 24 Songs.
The idea, which echoes what the band did with Hit Parade in 1992, is that each month next year, The Wedding Present will release a seven-inch single with two new songs, giving a total of, you guessed it, 24 songs for the year!
This initiative sees David Gedge writing with Sleeper guitarist Jon Stewart for the first time, and the first release, We Should Be Together, is a duet featuring David and Louise Wener. It is backed with another new track called ‘Don’t Give Up Without A Fight’ which combines classic Wedding Present feistiness with a Krautrock finale.
Talking about this concept, David Gedge says: ““Even though The Wedding Present have never been known for taking the easy route, the idea of recording 24 tracks and releasing them in this way could seem daunting to any band.
I’ve been utterly inspired by the music that has been written since Jon and Melanie joined the groupDavid Gedge
However, I’ve been utterly inspired by the music that has been written since Jon and Melanie joined the group. The thought of celebrating this exciting new line-up with an exciting new series has motivated us all… and I suppose we also didn’t want any of these songs to be hidden away in the middle of an album!”
The idea is that fans subscribe to the 24 Songs and get sent a single each month, although there is also the option to buy individually and singles will also be available via participating record shops. All the details can be found here.
SDE is excited to announce that we are giving away a 24 Songs subscription to one reader which is worth at least £175. The competition is open to all and if you’d like to enter, do so using the poll below. The winner will be announced at some point in November.