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Upcoming shows: The Rural Alberta Advantage... Half Waif... Andy Shauf... Elisa... Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra... The Handsome Family... Rainbrother... Man & The Echo... Meilyr Jones... Mark Eitzel... King Salami & The Cumberland Three... Hurray for the Riff Raff... Alexis Taylor... Sinkane... Itasca... Francois and The Atlas Mountains... Haley Bonar... Jens Lekman... Pictish Trail... Jesca Hoop... Funke and the Two Tone Baby... Weyes Blood... Laetitia Sadier... The Unthanks... Happyness... Skinny Lister... Joan Shelley... C Duncan... Lowly... Jenn Grant... Angel Olsen... Nikki Lane...

When: 8pm on Wednesday 29 March 2017
Where: Night & Day Cafe, 26 Oldham St, Manchester, M1 1JN

We’re delighted to be working with Haley Bonar once again!


Haley Bonar released Impossible Dream on Memphis Industries in August. It includes the BBC Radio 6 Music A-Listed singles Kismet Kill and Stupid Face.

The follow-up to Haley Bonar’s acclaimed Last War LP and was recorded on analog tape in at Pachyderm Studios in Cannon Falls, MN and was mixed by Chris Coady (Beach House, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TVOTR) and Robbie Lackritz (Feist) at Haut Bruun.

It’s certainly Bonar’s most ambitious record to date. Blending scuzzy 80s indie, new wave angularity and Spector-ish reverb, her songs are, as NPR once described, ‘as relentlessly catchy on the surface, as they are alluringly complex underneath’. Hypnotic opener Hometown shimmers like a Twin Peaks’ outtake, the shuddering, swirling Kismet Kill recalls Mazzy Star, while the soaring synth and pounding drums of Stupid Face summons the spirit and melody of Porcupine-era Echo and the Bunnymen. Intrepid and diverse, Impossible Dream is consistently bold, infectious and inventive.

‘Impossible Dream finds the underrated Minnesotan in top form, mixing darkness and light with a deft touch’ – NPR

‘Haley Bonar’s Impossible Dream, the fine and discerningly lean album she has long threatened to make’ – 4/5, Mojo

This show is a co-promotion with Now Wave.

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