The Slow Readers Club enter 2020 with a brand new album.
“The Joy Of The Return” was released on 20th March 2020, featuring the single “All I Hear,” as a follow up to 2018’s top 20 UK album “Build A Tower.”
Manchester’s The Slow Readers Club have announced their fifth studio album, 91 Days in Isolation, out on October 23rd self-released via their own label, SRC Records. The album is available to pre-order exclusively on the band’s webstore, on very limited colour vinyl and CD, here: https://tsrc.ffm.to/91days.opr
Speaking of the process, lead singer Aaron Starkie said:
“This collection of songs was written remotely during the UK Covid 19 lockdown. With each band member sharing ideas over the internet, the songs were pieced together at home. When the lockdown lifted we took the songs to Edwin Street Recording Studios in Bury and recorded this album with our producer Phil Bulleyment. We are proud to present 91 Days in Isolation”.
Throughout the entirety of the lockdown, The Slow Readers Club consistently found creative ways of staying connected to their fans. These included exclusive lockdown videos including videos of fan-selected cover songs, ‘watch together’ sessions of previous shows, fan listening parties of their previous albums and an unforgettable acoustic session surrounded by 21,000 vacant seats in a hauntingly desolate Manchester Arena for the venue’s 25th anniversary celebrations.
“Build A Tower” saw the band achieve their greatest success to date, with countless Sold Out shows across the UK + Europe including o2 Apollo Manchester, London Scala and Glasgow School of Art to name a few; along with festival appearances at Kendal Calling, Liverpool Sound City, Beautiful Days, Head for the Hills (Headline), Neighbourhood Festival, Reeperbahn Festival (Germany), Kaltern Pop Festival (Italy), Haldern Pop (Germany) and playing two special shows in Beijing and Hangzhou, China.
All four singles from 'Build A Tower' featured on BBC 6Music, Radio X, XS Manchester and BBC Introducing in Manchester. The band also recorded a live session for John Kennedy (Radio X) in July 2018.
In Spring 2020 the band head out on a 30+ date UK + EU spring tour to support The Joy Of The Return.
The upcoming UK and European tour will include more than 30 shows and will promote both albums "The Joy Of The Return" and ,, 91 Days in Isolation’’.