MAGNET kindly asked if I’d come back and guest edit again. This year has been a whirlwind for the Wedding Present with touring, the festival in Brighton, recording the new Cinerama album, the Record Store Day singles and the deluxe reissue campaign of the first eight albums. There has hardly been a minute to sit still. So here is a little collection of little things in my life at the moment.
I recently bought a record player because all of our albums seem to get released on vinyl again these days, and I needed to check some test pressings. I’ve not owned a record player for about 10 years, I think, and it’s certainly very nice to have one again. What is it about vinyl? Is it just nostalgia? It can’t be because I’m told young people are fueling the vinyl resurgence. Maybe it’s the sound? Or is it the look, the feel, the smell? Anyway, hello, old friend, welcome back!