At The Edge of The Sofa

Ordinarily, once a year Brighton’s Concorde 2 venue plays host to At The Edge of The Sea, a three-day music festival curated by The Wedding Present’s main man David Gedge.

Sadly, due to the Covid crisis, this year’s event wasn’t able to take place.

Instead, we got the rebranded At The Edge of The Sofa, a virtual festival, hosted by Gedge from his living room.

This included the Locked Down and Stripped Back sessions, a selection of career-spanning live perfomances by the current Wedding Present line-up, all recorded seperately from their own boudoirs.

Without fail, they’re all just marvellous. Much as I like the newer stuff, it’s the older tracks which I have an unmoveable place in my heart, and so here’s three absolute corkers, all given yet another faultless rework:

You can stream both days of the virtual festival via the band’s YouTube page, here (subscription required) or, if you just want to watch Gedge and the Gang do their stuff, you can do so here. And I really can’t think of a reason why you wouldn’t want to.

I’d recommend you do, if for no other reason than to realise Gedge looks quite the silver fox now.

There is mention of these getting a commercial release at some point in the future, so watch this space.

More soon.

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6 thoughts on “At The Edge of The Sofa”

  1. Have you seen the new song they poster yesterday with Louise Wener duetting with Gedge? It’s an old unreleased Sleeper song apparently. Very good it is too. The new Weddoes guitarist is also in Sleeper and looks like Jurgen Klopp!

    Just can’t get used to Gedge without his Grecian 2000…

    1. They played that sort-of-Sleeper tune last time I saw them, back end of 2019, on the Bizarro 30th anniversary tour. Top stuff indeed.

      Earlier that day, we watched the Weddoes documentary (which is fantastic, by the way) which had a Gedge Q&A afterwards. I very nearly asked him what he’d spent the Just For Men advertising money on.

      We met him before the gig, good job I didn’t ask!

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