Manchester four-piece The Slow Readers Club have released their new single, ‘On The TV’, the latest track to be taken from their Top 20 album Build A Tower, released earlier this year.
“’On The TV’ is a song about feeling a sense of discomfort, disassociation and extreme anxiety at the state of the modern world,” says singer Aaron Starkie. “It’s a scream against everything from caged kids at the Mexican border to the rise of nationalism in the UK and US. In the verses I seek solace in family and ask my parents for guidance. It also has a great riff.“
The band’s new album Build A Tower was released in May this year and went straight into the Official UK album chart Top 20 at number 18, 10 in the physical album chart, 4 in the vinyl chart, 4 in the indie album chart and Number 1 in the cassette chart, as well as tracks receiving extensive support from BBC 6 Music and Radio X. Last month they released For All Here To Observe, a collection of acoustic reworks including tracks spanning their entire career.
The Slow Readers Club toured the UK extensively in support of the release earlier this year, which saw them sell out shows across the country including the 2,000 capacity Manchester Cathedral, within just hours of tickets going on sale, and London’s Islington Assembly Hall.
This year has seen the band play numerous festivals in the UK and Europe including Kendal Calling, Beautiful Days, Reeperbahn, Haldern Pop and Kaltern Pop, as well as a headline slot at Head For The Hills Festival in Ramsbottom last month. After their slot at 2Q Festival in Lincoln tomorrow, the band will embark on the final leg of their headline tour with a show at Glasgow’s School Of Art, before wrapping it up with sold-out shows at London’s Scala and Manchester’s O2 Apollo, the biggest shows of their career so far.
THE SLOW READERS CLUB TOUR DATES
3rd – Lincoln, 2Q Festival
8th – Glasgow, School Of Art
11th – London, Scala *SOLD OUT*
14th – Manchester, O2 Apollo *SOLD OUT*
Tickets are available from theslowreadersclub.co.uk.