The Wedding Present - Each Time You Open Your Eyes / That Would Only Happen In A Movie ['24 Songs' 7", Part 8]
Roll up for the eighth instalment in the Weddoes' return to a wild frenzy of 7" single releases. Masses of ideas on display here.
Each Time You Open Your Eyes / That Would Only Happen In A Movie is the eighth part in the ongoing 2022 series.
- 24 Songs.
- A new project from The Wedding Present.
- A new 7” single every month throughout 2022.
24 Songs sees David Gedge writing with legendary Sleeper guitarist Jon Stewart for the first time, and a more perfect union could not have been predicted.
The notion of a monthly 7” single is not new to The Wedding Present, but '24 Songs' shows us that even classic concepts can be reinvented.
The series also continues the band’s association with photographer Jessica McMillan, who has created stunning images and films as a visual accompaniment to the recordings.
Explaining 24 Songs, David Gedge said: “In 1991, The Wedding Present were rehearsing in a studio in Yorkshire when we hit upon an idea that immediately thrilled us all. Our bass player [Keith Gregory] had been a member of the ‘Sub Pop Singles Club’ - a service that allowed subscribers to receive 7”s released by that Seattle label on a monthly basis. Keith wondered if we, as a band, could attempt a similar thing. In that instant, The Wedding Present’s Hit Parade series was born and, during 1992, we managed to release a brand new 7” single each and every month."
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