In episode #116 of The XS Noize Podcast, Mark Millar catches up with The Slow Readers Club‘s Aaron Starkie to talk about their new record ‘Knowledge Freedom Power’ out on February 24th, 2023.
Nothing – not despots, pandemics, self-destruction or the rise of the machines – can keep a good band down. So, when The Slow Readers Club hit the studio in early 2022 with producer Joe Cross (Hurts / Courteeners), they battled dark times with refreshing optimism. The result is ‘Knowledge Freedom Power’, a sizzling synth-rock beast of a record akin to White Lies, Muse and modern-day Bloc Party, and a rallying cry of emancipation, both stylistically and socially. It’s a righteous punch of the air, a surge towards the future.
In this interview, Aaron Starkie talks about writing and recording the new album, their upcoming tour and lots more.
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Tickets for The Slow Readers Club’s upcoming European headline tour are selling fast – remaining tickets are available HERE. The band’s tour schedule was recently extended with confirmation of a show as special guests to Pixies at Cardiff’s International Arena.
5th – UK, Bury, The Met (Independent Venue Week show – SOLD OUT)
2nd – UK, Barrow-in-Furness, Barrow Library (SOLD OUT)
4th – UK, Leeds, University Stylus
6th – UK, Glasgow, SWG3
7th – UK, Aberdeen, Lemon Tree
9th – UK, Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
10th – UK, Birmingham, O2 Academy 2
11th – UK, Bristol, Thekla (SOLD OUT)
13th – UK, Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
14th – UK, London, Lafayette
17th – UK, Manchester, Albert Hall (SOLD OUT)
18th – UK, Cardiff, International Arena (special guests to Pixies)
23rd – Germany, Berlin, Hole 44
24th – Germany, Hamburg, Übel & Gefährlich
25th – Belgium, Antwerp, Trix Club
30th – France, Paris, Supersonic
31st – Netherlands, Rotterdam, Rotown (SOLD OUT)
1st – Netherlands, Amsterdam, Paradiso Tolhuistuin
14th – UK, Belfast, Limelight 2
15th – Ireland, Dublin, Academy
29th – Portugal, Porto, M.Ou.Co
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