The Slow Readers Club have announced their new album, ‘Build A Tower’, which will be released on May 4 via Modern Sky and revealed track ‘You Opened Up My Heart’ – and you can listen to it now on the Shoot Music – New Releases Playlist.
Specialising in a dark and brooding indie electro that has drawn comparisons with Interpol, The Killers and The National, the Manchester four-piece have already received acclaim from the likes of Steve Lamacq, Peter Hook and Eddy Temple Morris, as well as having supported James on their arena tour, and performed at festivals including Isle Of Wight, Festival No.6 and Kendall Calling.
‘Build A Tower’ was recorded close to home at Edwin Street Recording Studios in Bury and produced by Phil Bulleyment (Gaz Coombes, Dutch Uncles). It will be the band’s third album, and their first with Modern Sky, following the release of their self titled debut (2011) and ‘Cavalcade‘ (2015), both of which were released independently.
The band have built up a loyal fanbase from their previous releases and extensive touring, culminating recently with sold out shows including Manchester’s 2,000 capacity Albert Hall, as well as The Garage and The Borderline in London. Already confirmed for Liverpool Sound City, Stag and Dagger Festival and Kendall Calling, 2018 is shaping up to be the year that catapults the band into the limelight.
They will be completing an extensive UK tour in support of ‘Build A Tower’ running throughout April and May this year, playing a headline London show at Islington Assembly Hall on May 25.
The Slow Readers Club are Aaron Starkie (vocals), Kurtis Starkie (guitar and vocals), James Ryan (bass) and David Whitworth (drums).