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Upcoming shows: Chew Magna... The Once... Irma Vep & Band... Odetta Hartman... The Wave Pictures... John Metcalfe... Beans on Toast... Poppy Ackroyd... Advance Base... Group Listening... Laura Gibson... Buke and Gase... Man of Moon... Mugstar... You Tell Me... Kristin Hersh... Tiny Ruins... CC Smugglers... Dan Mangan... Skinny Lister... Steve Gunn... Liela Moss... William the Conqueror... Otoboke Beaver... Simone Felice... Rozi Plain... Josh Rouse + Grant-Lee Phillips... The Unthanks... James Yorkston... Robert Forster & Band...

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

PLEASE NOTE: This show is completely sold out! Join our mailing list, above, for information about future Haley Bonar shows.

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

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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

Special guest is Michael Nau. Michael Nau is from the softly-softly school, allowing life to unfold at its own pace: if the UK and mainland Europe didn’t know who he was, they’d come around it to eventually. Now that Full Time Hobby have decided his exquisite solo record Mowing deserves to be his first official release over here, that time has arrived.

‘Quite simply a low-key gem… outstanding’ – The Sunday Express, Album of the Week

This show is a co-promotion with Now Wave.

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