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When: 8pm on Wednesday 15 May 2013
Where: Whitworth Art Gallery, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER

We’re delighted to be returning to the Whitworth Art Gallery – this time, with Chicago’s How To Dress Well.

Following last autumn’s release of the rapturously received album Total Loss,  experimental pop producer and singer, and ethereal/R&B artist Tom Krell, aka How to Dress Well, has announced a return to the United Kingdom for a string of new dates in 2013. Following an enormous worldwide tour that extensively takes in Australia, Asia and North America, Krell and his celebrated band will be in Europe throughout May for dates including Primavera Sound, Great Escape, Field Day – and this very special show at the Whitworth Art Gallery.

Krell’s debut album, Love Remains, was released in 2010. It received a score of 8.7 and the Best New Music tag from Pitchfork, while Spin gave the album 8 out of 10, calling it ‘as meditative as it is evocative… conjuring fractured memories of Shai or TLC’. Stereogum, meanwhile, recognised HTDW as one of its ’40 Best Bands of 2010′. On the heels of the success of Love Remains Krell signed a deal with Weird World Records, an imprint of Domino Records. In September 2012, Krell released his sophomore effort, Total Loss, which also garnered huge critical acclaim.

Here’s what the Guardian said of HTDW’s last Manchester show:

‘The sublime music involves everything from piano riffs to booming fractured beats to the eerily echoed sound of Krell clicking his fingers, but at heart these are great American songs that could equally be strummed by Bon Iver or Bruce Springsteen.’

Support comes from Manchester’s own ‘Visionary Dream Duo’ G R E A T W A V E S.

This special event will take place in the Whitworth Art Gallery’s South Gallery, which will feature an exhibition of large abstract paintings by Callum Innes. There will be a bar available.

This show is a co-promotion with Now Wave.

Tickets are available from Common (no booking fee), Piccadilly Records, Vinyl Exchange, Seetickets.comWeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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