One of Manchester’s finest, The Slow Readers Club are finally returning to Ireland and have a new album to tease ahead of it’s release in March.
Words by Jack Squibb
The Slow Readers Club were meant to embark on a tour across Ireland in December but were forced to reschedule due to bassist, James Ryan having to undergo hand surgery.
Since the tour was postponed, the band have released a new single, ‘All I Hear’ and details of their fourth album, The Joy of the Return.
The Slow Readers Club return to Ireland with shows in Belfast, Dublin, Cork and Limerick. The band have gained a reputation for a highly-charged show and with a new album on the way, these shows will be a good insight for what to expect from album number four.
New single, ‘All I Hear’ is another synth and guitar laden track added to their arsenal. Frontman, Aaron Starkie sings about feeling useless, when control is taken out of his hands.
”No you can’t resist the change, there’s a choice already made…”, Starkie implores on the opening line.
The frustration in Starkie’s lyrics are backed by a glittering hook that flitters throughout and a slick bass line underneath providing an added umph to the track.
The band have a knack for coming up with infectious and exciting tracks like ‘On The TV’, ‘Plant The Seed’ and ‘Feet On Fire’. ‘All I Hear’ is another that’s going to fit perfectly into their invigorating live shows.
Watch the video for ‘All I Hear’ below:
The Slow Readers Club tour across Ireland is as follows:
03/02 – Empire Hall – Belfast @ 7 PM – Tickets
05/02 – The Button Factory – Dublin @ 7 PM – Review
06/02 – Cyprus Avenue – Cork @ 7 PM – Tickets
07/02 – Dolan’s Warehouse – Limerick @ 7 PM – Tickets
Read how the band’s last visit to Ireland went by clicking here.
The fourth album by The Slow Readers Club, The Joy of the Return is out on March 20th.