“The next northern pop powerhouse” – NME
“One of the most exciting current bands in Manchester” – When The Horn Blows
“A true talent with nothing to hide” – Louder Than War
With new album ‘The Joy Of The Return’ dropping March 20th, and new single ‘All I Hear’ out now, 2020 is shaping up to be a big year for Manchester’s finest The Slow Readers Club.
“I think it’s definitely our most interesting and accomplished record musically.” Says Aaron Starkie, singer, “Lyrically the album covers love, alienation, the rise of right wing populism and comments on algorithm propaganda. And as always, I try to deliver those lyrics with uplifting melody.”
Theirs is a dark power-pop that has pumped through their previous releases and pushes to new ground on their forthcoming record. Confident, mature and braver than ever, the album shows an exploration of sonic territories, from the passionate anthem ‘All The Idols’ to the poppier, melodic indie of ‘Jericho’. Infectious guitar lines, driving drums and anthemic choruses abound, with their trademark blend of insightful, brave lyricism versus danceable, heart-pounding instrumentation. They returned to a more organic writing process, with extensive touring allowing for experimentation during long soundchecks and back-of-van jam sessions that has breathed an authentic, energetic life into an eagerly awaited record.
We look forward to welcoming them to Rock City, Nottingham, in April.