Slow Readers Club share new single – and announce Edinburgh gig

Manchester four-piece The Slow Readers Club will visit Edinburgh this spring as part of a wider UK to promote their fourth album, The Joy Of The Return.

The band will play at Liquid Room on March 25.

You can check out the full tour dates below.

The band have also shared new single All I Hear, which is the the first track to be taken from the album. Listen below.

“All I Hear is about a lack of agency and an inability to affect change. That there’s something happening, and you have no choice but to go along with it,” says singer Aaron Starkie.

Recorded at Parr Street Studios in Liverpool and produced by long-standing collaborator Phil Bulleyment, The Joy Of The Return marks a significant change in the band’s process, with their extensive touring allowing them time to write and develop tracks and arrangements through soundchecks and back-of-van jams.

“I think it’s definitely our most interesting and accomplished record musically,” says singer Aaron Starkie. “Lyrically the album covers love, alienation, the rise of right wing populism and comments on algorithm driven propaganda. And as always, I try to deliver those lyrics with uplifting melody.”

SPRING 2020 UK & EU TOUR DATES
23/03 – King George’s Hall, Blackburn
24/03 – The Sage 2, Gateshead
25/03 – Liquid Room, Edinburgh
27/03 – O2 Academy, Liverpool
28/03 – O2 Institute 2, Birmingham
29/03 – The Globe, Cardiff
30/03 – Thekla, Bristol
01/04 – Pyramids Centre, Portsmouth
02/04 – Concorde 2, Brighton
03/04 – Electric Ballroom, London
04/04 – Rock City, Nottingham
06/04 – Junction, Cambridge
07/04 – Foundry, Sheffield
08/04 – Beckett University, Leeds
09/04 – Pyramid & Parr Hall, Warrington

13/04 – Bitterzoet, Amsterdam
14/04 – Trix Hall, Antwerp
16/04 – Luxor, Cologne
17/04 – Poligamie Festival, Dresden
19/04 – St. Pauli Rock Café, Hamburg
20/04 – Vega, Copenhagen
21/04 – Nalen, Stockholm
22/04 – John Dee, Oslo
24/04 – Musik & Freiden, Berlin
26/04 – Café V Lese, Prague
27/04 – A38, Budapest
29/04 – Culture Factory, Zagreb
30/04 – Papiersaal, Zurich
02/05 – Mare Culturale, Milan
03/05 – Montluçon, Le Guingois
05/05 – Supersonic, Paris

Tickets are available here – theslowreadersclub.co.uk/live-dates

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