The Slow Readers Club’ share ‘Tell No Lies’ video featuring Line of Duty star

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Manchester’s The Slow Readers Club, are back with their latest and most anthemic single yet, ‘Tell No Lies’, a huge synth-driven alternate anthem.

The track is ready-made in time for the band’s long anticipated – and three times rescheduled – UK Headline tour kicking off on September 25 at the Foundry in Sheffield. The tour was originally penned to coincide with the release of the band’s Top 10 album The Joy Of The Return.

The single, co-produced by Steven Ansell of Blood Red Shoes and the band’s long-term collaborator Phil Bulleyment is accompanied by a brand-new music video featuring Line of Duty star Craig Parkinson aka DI Matthew “Dot” Cottan. Parkinson plays the extravagant faith healer who meets his match when he encounters protagonist and lead singer of the band, Aaron Starkie.

Listen to ‘Tell No Lies’ by The Slow Readers Club on the Manchester United playlist on Spotify.

‘Tell No Lies’ provides a step forward for the band, a fresh new larger sound, one that is made for a live audience – yet still stays true to a blueprint that has become synonymous with the band’s success to date.

Speaking of the track, Starkie notes, “The song is about music’s ability to transport you somewhere else and take away your anxieties for 3 minutes or so. Lyrically it’s a bit of a conscious departure from our more introspective, existential, doom-laden stuff that we are known for. Feels like the world needs upbeat tunes now, as real life has been bleak enough.”

The collaboration with Parkinson came about through an unlikely meeting, with Starkie recalling: “I met Craig at Kendal Calling as he was stood talking to Chris Hawkins (BBC 6 Music) and Tim Burgess (The Charlatans). It was one of those weird things where you feel like you’ve met before, I think Chris saw me trying to figure it out and then pointed out that I would know him from Line of Duty.”

 

“We since got chatting on Twitter and he let us know that he was a fan of the band and kindly offered to be in the video. He’s a top bloke, so generous with his time and brought great energy to the shoot.”

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