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“The boy Gedge has written some of the best love songs of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Era.” — John Peel

The Wedding Present return with their much-anticipated eighth studio album, Valentina, released in Australia and New Zealand by Lost And Lonesome on Friday, March 23.

The new album was recorded by the group in France, California and Brighton, UK during 2011 and mixed by Andrew Scheps [whose past credits include Metallica, Iggy Pop and Johnny Cash].

Propelled by founding member David Gedge’s perpetual broken heart and incisively brazen lyrics, Valentina turns a fresh page on the band’s noisy guitar pop tradition — one that has inspired several generations of canny pop fans and indie rock bands alike.

Aside from a hiatus between 1998 and 2005 when he focused on recording and touring with Cinerama, David Gedge has been fronting The Wedding Present since 1985 when the Leeds based four piece released its debut single, “Go Out And Get ‘Em, Boy!” for its own independent Reception Records label. Since then the group have had 18 UK Top Forty singles.

Valentina tracklisting:

1) You’re Dead  2) You Jane  3) Meet Cute  4) Back A Bit… Stop  5) Stop Thief!  6) The Girl From The DDR  7) Deer Caught In The Headlights  8) 524 Fidelio  9) End Credits  10) Mystery Date