The four-piece band from Manchester are back with a brand new single, a new album and a whole slew of tour dates…
The Slow Readers Club have announced their fourth album, The Joy Of The Return, out on 20 March via Modern Sky UK. The band have also shared their new single, All I Hear, the first track to be taken from the album, alongside details of an extensive UK & EU tour starting in March.
The new single bursts into an opening of energetic drums and infectious guitar lines, then runs on with insightful and confronting lyricism set against relentlessly danceable and energy-provoking instrumentation. When debuting the track on Radio 6, Aaron Starkie said: “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.”
Throughout the new album, Slow Readers Club 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 announcement of the new album comes on the back of another huge year for the band, which saw them play a mammoth, 32-date European tour, and a number of sold out UK shows including London’s The Dome and two consecutive nights at Manchester’s The Ritz following the release of their critically acclaimed third album, Build A Tower.