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Upcoming shows: Vetiver... La Luz... Francis Lung... John Francis Flynn... Jenny Hval... Ben Caplan... Advance Base + Karima Walker... Jeffrey Martin & Anna Tivel... Xenia Rubinos... Lael Neale... Will Samson... The Handsome Family... Rory Butler... Dana Gavanski... Charles Watson... Penguin Cafe... Curtis Eller... Ólafur Arnalds... Poppy Ackroyd... Pet Deaths... Polly Paulusma... The Dears... The Sheepdogs... The Burning Hell... Freya Beer... Angel Olsen... The Unthanks... Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra... Grandbrothers... John Craigie... Dustin O’Halloran... Plastic Mermaids... Dan Mangan... Josh Rouse... Julie Odell... Heartless Bastards... Alice Boman... Skinny Lister... Jesca Hoop... Stars... Rachel Baiman...

When: 6pm doors on Tuesday 26 April 2022
Where: Band on the Wall, 26 Swan Street, Manchester M4 5JZ

We’re delighted to be helping to promote a free entry show with Spain’s Melenas!

Melenas are a garage fuzz pop reverbcore group from Pamplona, Spain who will make fans of The Feelies, Stereolab and classic C86 jangle pop fall for their shimmering guitars, sweet melodies and driving rhythms. They also add a touch of sun-kissed, soft focus psych to their sound. Brilliant melodies, fresh bass lines, acid keys and a Lindy Morrison drum style are adorned with fuzz and phasers and surrounded with heavenly vocal harmonies.

After having toured their debut album worldwide with shows at Primavera Sound, SxSW (twice), Eurosonic, Benicassim and even the New York Fashion Week (where they performed at the Ulla Johnson runway), their second LP Días Raros was released in May 2020 via much-beloved Chicago imprint Trouble in Mind Records (Mikal Cronin, Jacco Gardner).

In 2021 they won the MME Awards at the Eurosonic festival, a prize that has been previously won by Rosalia, Hinds, Fontaines DC or Dua Lipa.

‘A real charmer where you might not even notice they’re not singing in English, and it’s rarer still that you get an indie rock record of this quality in this day and age in any language’ – Brooklyn Vegan

‘A really cool album’ – Henry Rollins on KCRW

Entry is free – just turn up on the night! DJs will be playing either side of Melenas’ set.

 



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