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The Wedding Present Unveil Video For B-Side Panama

Wednesday, 14 August 2019 Written by Jon Stickler

The Wedding Present have shared a video for Panama, the b-side to their recent Jump In, The Water's Fine single.

Co-written by David Gedge and new guitarist Danielle Wadey, previously the band's bassist, both tracks were recorded at Monnow Valley Studios, Wales with multi-Grammy winning producer Andrew Scheps and engineer Matt Glasbey.

Ferocious guitars and heavy drums collide on the new slice of indie-pop, with lyrics focussing on love and friendship. Discussing the track's accompanying space race video, viewable below, vocalist Gedge said:

"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."

Both tracks are available now via Come Play With Me on 7-inch and limited edition 10-inch picture disc, the band's first, featuring artwork by Darren Hayman (Hefner). Take a look below.

The indie luminaries are currently touring the UK and Ireland in celebration of the 30th anniversary of their breakthrough album 'Bizarro'.

The Wedding Present Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Fri August 16 2019 - HOLMFIRTH Holmfirth Picturedrome
Thu October 24 2019 - ABERDEEN Tunnels
Fri October 25 2019 - GLASGOW Classic Grand
Sat October 26 2019 - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE O2 Academy Newcastle
Sun October 27 2019 - BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute2
Thu November 14 2019 - BOURNEMOUTH O2 Academy Bournemouth
Sat November 16 2019 - GUILDFORD Boileroom
Tue December 03 2019 - NORTHAMPTON Roadmender
Wed December 04 2019 - CAMBRIDGE Junction 1
Thu December 05 2019 - SALISBURY Salisbury Arts Centre
Fri December 06 2019 - SHEFFIELD Sheffield Leadmill
Sat December 07 2019 - LONDON O2 Forum
Tue December 10 2019 - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Wed December 11 2019 - LINCOLN Platform
Fri December 13 2019 - MANCHESTER Manchester Academy 2
Sat December 14 2019 - COVENTRY Empire

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