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Upcoming shows: Beans on Toast... Lightheaded + Mt. Misery... Jake Xerxes Fussell... Andrew Wasylyk & Tommy Perman... Cat Clyde... Charlie Parr... Mock Tudors... Dominie Hooper... Steve Wynn... Ryley Walker... Terry Reid... Chime School... The Courettes... Douglas Dare... Tusks... Rachael Lavelle... Euros Childs... Roddy Woomble... Mikey Kenney... John Francis Flynn... Old Sea Brigade... Coruja Jones... Good News... Myriam Gendron... Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra... Tropical Fuck Storm... Kris Drever... Erland Cooper... Pokey LaFarge... Admiral Fallow... Skinny Lister... The Sheepdogs... Svaneborg Kardyb... The Unthanks in Winter... Jim Moray... Emily Barker... Martin Kohlstedt...

When: 8pm on Thursday 24 November 2016
Where: Night & Day Cafe, 26 Oldham St, Manchester, M1 1JN

PLEASE NOTE: This show has been postponed. Tickets are valid for the rearrange date, which will be announced shortly, or refunds are available from the point of purchase.

We’re delighted to be working with Hannah Lou Clark – this time, with her band at Night & Day this time.


Amid the endless suburban sprawl of the British home counties, Hannah Lou Clark set up a home studio to record he first EP, Silent Type, using a combination of digital and analogue technology – a four-track tape machine and her computer. Written and recorded by Hannah while living above a Quaker meeting house, her debut EP takes inspiration from the bizarre intensity of the silent worship happening below.

The EP marked the first public airing after her last project, Foe, disbanded two years ago – ‘a sort of cleansing process’. ?Experimenting, writing and building up a stockpile of tunes as well as collaborating with such artists as Rob Ellis (Torres, Anna Calvi, PJ Harvey) and Deb Goodge (My Bloody Valentine) contributed to Hannah’s debut EP.

Released in November 2014 on Quatre Femmes Records and Gravy Records, the first single, Silent Type, was premiered on Stereogum and Hannah was lauded by the likes of NME with an early Radar piece, a Clash Mag ‘Introducing’ piece and praise from The Line Of Best Fit and many others. Early radio support came from John Kennedy, Steve Lamacq, Chris Hawkins and Tom Robinson, while Guy Garvey made Silent Type his record of the week on 6 Music.

Hannah supported this release with a sold out, stunning first headline show at St Pancras Old Church followed by a night at Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room. Support tours with Ezra Furman,Thurston Moore and Gaz Coombes followed, as well as dates across Europe, completing a support tour in France plus London Calling, Amsterdam Woods festival in the Netherlands and Reeperbahn festival in Germany.

Hannah’s follow up EP, It’s Your Love, was produced by Hannah at home on the four-track and also in London’s Press Play Studios, and then mixed by Tarek Musa of Spring King. It was released in April 2016, once again on Quatre Femmes but this time through PIAS, to great critical acclaim. The lead track featured on Radio X’s Evening playlist and was selected as Steve Lamacq’s and Lauren Laverne’s Recommends pick on BBC 6 Music.

Hannah took to the road to support the release with a hugely successful first headline tour last May and followed this with a packed summer of festivals including Glastonbury, Tramlines, Standon Calling, Boardmasters and Always The Sun.

Support comes from Peaks. Peaks is the latest musical venture from Manchester based songwriter Ben Forrester. Having spent the past few years playing in noisy rock bands (predominately known as one half of riff-rock outfit Bad Grammar), Ben has developed a solo act of beautiful loop-driven post rock pop. February 2016 saw the release of the first Peaks track, Better Off As Bears, which was followed up by debut EP If I Was A Dinosaur, I’d Bite Yer Head Off in June. Since then, Ben has been touring around the city and beyond and will release his second EP entitled Hollowhead on 2 December.

PLEASE NOTE: This show has been postponed. Tickets are valid for the rearrange date, which will be announced shortly, or refunds are available from the point of purchase.

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