Manchester indie-electronica outfit The Slow Readers Club will support James on 11 dates of the ‘Girl At The End Of The World tour’. With an anthemic electronic sound perfectly suited to the big halls of the country that they will be visiting on this tour with James, The Slow Readers Club will be hitting venues such as the Brixton Academy, Shepherds Bush Empire, Newcastle City Hall and Bristol Colston Hall among others. The band will be playing to thousands of new fans before embarking on recording their third album.
A Manchester based four piece who specialise in dark and brooding indie electro, TSRC’s music has drawn comparisons with Interpol, The Killers and The National. Since the release of their second album Cavalcade the band have been building an impressive following (selling out Manchester Gorilla, St Philips Church and The Workman’s Club Dublin weeks in advance). But things may be about to go to the next level as the band are now on the brink of going on the road with James at the personal request of Jim Glennie and Saul Davies who have been championing the band in interviews.
Cavalcade is an album overflowing at the brim with singles to the point that it feels more like a Greatest Hits album than anything else. The Slow Readers Club don’t deal in half measures and neither do they repeat the same formula over and over again. They write songs about genuine human feelings, dark moments that everyone encounters at some point in their life, and they emerge triumphant at the other side with music as the catharsis to the weight of the world’s problems.
Forever In Your Debt, Start Again, Don’t Mind, I Saw A Ghost and Plant The Seed are a quintet of singles that brought the band a wider audience with each release to the point that they were selling out bigger and bigger venues in their hometown of Manchester and beyond. Those aforementioned shows sold out purely on excited word of mouth and radio play and they’ve played to packed rooms across the country as word of mouth has spread feverishly.
Working very much with the DIY ethic by necessity, people have started to sit up and take notice at this underground phenomenon. Chris Hawkins and Steve Lamacq became fans, they became favourites of the This Feeling club night, XFM’s Hattie Pearson picked them up and recorded a simple but stunning acoustic version of I Saw A Ghost in Manchester’s Central Library for her Matter Of Sound video blog and a steady but growing band of influential blogs have picked up the mettle and championed them tirelessly.
The Slow Readers Club support James on the following dates :
Mon 2 May – Colston Hall – Bristol
Tue 3 May – Cliffs Pavilion – Southend-on-Sea
Wed 4 May – Shepherd’s Bush Empire – London
Fri 6 May – The Forum, Kentish Town – London
Sat 7 May – Brixton Academy – London
Mon 9 May – UEA – Norwich
Tue 10 May – Bournemouth Academy
Thu 12 May – Venue Cymru, Llandudno
Mon 16 May – Hull City Hall
Tue 17 May – Newcastle City Hall
Sat 21 May – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
They also have their own shows at the following venues :
Sat 16 April – Montpellier MMC Festival
Sat 23 April – Dublin The Workman’s Club
Sat 30 April – London Birthdays