If you haven’t been fortunate to experience the charm, great songwriting and brooding Manchester sound of ‘The Slow Readers Club’ yet, then that could be about to change with the news that the follow up to 2011’s self-titled LP is about to land (via Extenso Music).
The Slow Readers Club release their highly anticipated second album ‘Cavalcade’ on Monday April 14th and if current single ‘I Saw a Ghost’ is anything to go by then we’re in for a real treat. Already credited as one of the most exciting new bands to emerge from Manchester’s music scene their brooding, electro indie masterpieces have won them a huge fanbase across the UK and more recently in America and Europe.
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The band’s previous four singles have enjoyed extensive airplay on BBC 6 Music and ‘Don’t Mind’ was selected for a coveted slot on Steve Lamacq’s Round Table which saw the single awarded a very respectable 7/10 from each guest on the panel.
Playlisted twice on Xfm, featured three times as the station’s Shock of the New and with their single ‘Forever In Your Debt’ selected as one of the top 5 singles of the week in December 2014, it seems that journalist and musician John Robb was absolutely right to predict that 2015 will see The Slow Readers Club breaking through to become one of the most important bands to emerge from Manchester’s music scene in recent years.
The Slow Readers Club regularly receive rave reviews for their live shows and 2014’s highlights include a sold out show at Manchester’s Night and Day and appearances at Tramlines Festival, Party in the Pines and Blackthorn Festival together with support slots for Catfish & The Bottlemen, The Struts, Reverend and the Makers and The Sunshine Underground. The band will be touring ‘Cavalcade’ throughout April 2015.
The band are set to hit the road over the coming month and can be seen at one of these venues…
31st March 2015 – The Macbeth, London
3rd April 2015 – The Abacus, Scunthorpe
17th April 2015 – Verve, Leeds
18th April 2015 – Academy 3, Manchester
23rd April 2015 – The Rocking Chair, Sheffield
The full track-listing for ‘Cavalcade’ is as follows…
‘I Saw a Ghost’
‘Forever in Your Debt’
‘Plant the Seed’
‘Days Like This Will Break Your Heart’
‘Fool for Your Philosophy’
‘Grace of Gold’
‘Here in the Hollow’
‘Know the Day Will Come’