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Manchester’s The Slow Readers Club release their fourth album, “The Joy Of The Return”, out via Modern Sky UK. Opening to an energetic blend of driving drums and infectious guitar lines, the track builds through evocative verses and anthemic choruses, imbued with their idiosyncratic brand of insightful and confronting lyricism and set against relentlessly danceable and energy-provoking instrumentation. All I Hear is about a lack of agency and an inability to affect change. That there’s something happening, and you have no choice but to go along with it,” explains singer Aaron Starkie.

Throughout the album, the band explore a vast swathe of sonic territory, from the passionately delivered All The Idols, to the poppier tones of Jericho that power through with bright indie guitar lines and ethereally melodic choruses.

Recorded at Parr Street Studios in Liverpool and produced by long-standing collaborator Phil Bulleyment, The Joy Of The Return marks a significant change in the band’s process, with their extensive touring allowing them time to write and develop tracks and arrangements through soundchecks and back-of-van jams.

The dark power-pop that defined their previous releases holds a strong influence, with the brooding No Surprise providing a powerful dose of evocative lyricism amid immersive soundscapes, while the unsettling Paris is an undulating exploration of observational songwriting and eclectic musicality.

The swelling, arena-sized Zero Hour displays the enormity of The Slow Readers Club sound and sets the precedent for their incredibly exciting future, while The Wait closes the album with a beautifully absorptive combination of atmospheric synths flipping the pace of the record on its head to intoxicating effect.

The Slow Readers Club’s brand new single All I Hear, taken from the upcoming 4th studio album The Joy Of The Return out March 20th,

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The Slow Readers Club are a Manchester based Indie / Electro  band who’s output ranges from insanely catchy upbeat indie to  angry, introspective downbeat ballads.  The Slow Readers Club are a  four piece who specialise in dark and brooding indie electro. Their music has drawn comparisons with Interpol, The Killers and The National.

Their last three singles have enjoyed airplay on BBC 6 Music and XFM (featured twice as XFMs shock of the new) with the latest single Forever In Your Debt also featured in the top 5 singles of the week.

The Slow Readers Club have been getting rave reviews for their live shows, highlights in 2014 including a sold out show at Manchester’s Night and Day, Tramlines Festival, Party in the Pines and Blackthorn Festival (including support slots with ‘Catfish & The Bottlemen’, ‘The Struts’, ‘Reverend and the Makers’ and ‘The Sunshine Underground’ )

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The Slow Readers Club are a Manchester based four piece who specialise in dark and brooding indie electro. Their music has drawn comparisons with Interpol, The Killers and The National.
Their last three singles have enjoyed airplay on BBC 6 Music and XFM (featured twice as XFMs shock of the new) with the latest single Forever In Your Debt also featured in the top 5 singles of the week.
The Slow Readers Club have been getting rave reviews for their live shows, highlights in 2014 including a sold out show at Manchester’s Night and Day, Tramlines Festival, Party in the Pines and Blackthorn Festival (including support slots with ‘Catfish & The Bottlemen’, ‘The Struts’, ‘Reverend and the Makers’ and ‘The Sunshine Underground’ )

The Slow Readers Club http://www.theslowreadersclub.co.uk
Manchester, Britain

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The Slow Readers Club are a Manchester based four piece who specialise in dark and brooding indie electro. Their music has drawn comparisons with Interpol, The Killers and The National.
Their last three singles have enjoyed airplay on BBC 6 Music and XFM (featured twice as XFMs shock of the new) with the latest single Forever In Your Debt also featured in the top 5 singles of the week.

The Slow Readers Club have been getting rave reviews for their live shows, highlights in 2014 including a sold out show at Manchester’s Night and Day, Tramlines Festival, Party in the Pines and Blackthorn Festival (including support slots with ‘Catfish & The Bottlemen’, ‘The Struts’, ‘Reverend and the Makers’ and ‘The Sunshine Underground’ )

After the recent success that The Slow Readers Club had with last single ‘Start Again’, gaining plays on BBC 6 Music and the band being hailed as Peter Hook’s favourite band . The Slow Readers Club are back, this time with introspective ballad‘Don’t Mind’. ‘Don’t Mind’ is a lament to a dying relationship, it’s about one not being able to move on while the other has already thrown in the towel. A sense of abandonment and sorrow echoes throughout

Sparse instrumentation allows for the track to breathe and for the stark reality of the lyricism to hit hard. It’s a deeply powerful song sonically and lyrically, something of which The Slow Readers Club thrive on. The gentle moving rhythm acts as the track’s beating heart, gliding effortlessly between a dark underlying presence and the tender remnants of their love.

‘Don’t Mind’ is another accomplished track from the Manchester band, further making us question why aren’t they a well-known name by now? It’s ludicrous that they are still getting overlooked by the majority of the UK public, but for us they are always in our hearts and will continue to be. Next up is album no. 2, which the band promises will be released around November time.

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The Slow Readers Club’s performance on International Book Day to celebrate the reopening of Manchester’s iconic Central Library was released in December.

“Live At Central Library is the perfect introduction to the band as it captures their energy whilst showcasing their talents as exceptional song writers. The Slow Readers Club may have the standard singer-guitarist-bassist-drummer line up but they are anything but a standard band. All of them have their own territory and role to play in the band. All four of them seem to have a determination, commitment and a passion too. A passion that is shared by a growing number of fans. “Live at Central Library” is an essential purchase.”

loving this song as its a little different and interesting sound and tone, The Slow Readers Club are a Manchester based Insie/Electro band with catchy upbeat indie to downbeat ballads with a cinematic quality to the sound their debut album was released in May 2014

http://www.theslowreadersclub.co.uk