The Wedding Present — Valentia


The Weddoes have, in recent times, sounded a little flat and short of energy and fizz– something normal for a band around for this long– but here they sound re-ignited somewhat, especially during ‘End Credits’ and ‘Back a Bit’, like something they would have recording twenty years ago; spiky guitars being chased along by quick-fire pounding drums. Fun all the way. ‘Mystery Date’ starts off in more reflective and calmer mode before it opens up and lets loose some more. ‘Valentina’ can easily get lost amid the endless flurry of music out there being streamed and over-enthusiastically blogged about, but if allowed it becomes another typically effortless, uplifting indie-pop diamond from the Leeds cult indie-punks.