More and more bands are creating huge success for themselves whilst remarkably still being unsigned. The Slow Readers Club are the perfect example of this; selling out venues across the UK just by word of mouth, supporting James, The Jesus and Mary Chain, and playing at various different festivals shows just how hard this band have worked over the last few years.
Hailing from the great city of Manchester, the quartet have released two albums, the latest instalment ‘Calavcade’ (2015) showcases their talent perfectly. Each track bringing a new vibe but keeping The Slow Readers Club sound we have come to know and love, each track has a beautiful melodies, impressive riffs, dreamy lyrics and Aaron’s distinctive vocals; it shouldn’t come as a surprise how the band have managed to grow such a large fanbase over the last couple of years. The electronic-indie band take one of the headline spots at this years Dot To Dot festival, they recently took the time to speak to GIGsoup’s Tara Atkinson about their performance, tour life and what they’ve got in store for the rest of the year.
Have you played D2D before and how are you feeling about performing there?
No, this will be our first time. We are really excited about it, we’ve seen the buzz around the festival in Manchester over the years. It has a great reputation for showcasing the best up and coming music, we’re proud to be part of it.
Which city are you most looking forward to playing? (Manchester, Bristol, Nottingham)
That’s a difficult one, I guess Manchester will be our biggest crowd and biggest venue. That said our recent gig at The Bodega in Nottingham was brilliant, I would have to say Bristol though as we haven’t played there since we supported James at Colton Hall in May last year.
From the line up so far, who are you most excited to see?
Like the sound of Amber Run, Cherry Glazer and Pinegrove from what I’ve heard so far. Heard good things about Honeyblood too. Hopefully we will get chance to catch some of them.
You’re currently on a UK tour with some sell out shows, have there been any memorable moments so far?
Every show has its moments, our last show in London was pretty special (sold out Borderline). I feel like we have built our performance and connection with our fans massively on this tour. To have an audience like that outside of your home town who are bouncing and singing the words back is pretty mind blowing. We also had a guy pass out at the start of the encore which was pretty memorable, he’s ok thankfully but he had us worried.
This is one of the first festivals of the year, what was the first festival you went to?
Probably V festival in 2002, it was a top laugh. It’s a very different festival these days though, too much pure pop for me.
If you had to choose one city to stay in for the rest of your life, what would it be?
What can we expect from you in the next few months?
We have more festivals and we should have some news about our next release and winter tour soon.
Why should fans make the effort to catch your set?
We have great songs, and have been selling out shows across the UK including O2 Ritz Manchester, Borderline London and Whelans Dublin pretty much on word of mouth (we are unsigned). Come and see what the fuss is about.