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Ahead of their sell-out Scottish gig in December, Manchester-based four piece The Slow Readers Club have released what’s arguably their most potent and powerful single to date – Lunatic. You can listen to it below.
The band – comprising of Aaron Starkie (vocals), Kurtis Starkie (guitar and vocals), James Ryan (bass) and David Whitworth (drums) – have drawn comparisons with Interpol, The Killers and The National.
They count among their fans Jim and Saul from James, Peter Hook, Clint Boon, Steve Lamacq, Chris Hawkins, Eddie Temple Morris and have been championed by the likes of Louder than War and the Manchester Evening News.
Bubbling under the surface with a sound that feels as equally at home in big arenas and festival fields as it does in intimate surroundings, The Slow Readers Club look set for the big time.
Speaking about the track, frontman Aaron Starkie says: “It’s about feeling at odds with the world, especially politically in recent times, to the point where you feel as though you are losing your mind.
“There’s also reference to how psychiatry has been used to remove political dissidents from society: ‘Hard to find a fit, for I know that I’m a lunatic, Sure in days of old, I’d be chained to the floor’”.
The Slow Readers club UK tour:
21st October – The Button Factory, Dublin
4th November – Academy 2, Birmingham
10th November – The Garage, London
17th November – Thekla, Bristol
23rd November – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
24th November – The Albert Hall, Manchester [SOLD OUT]
9th December – King Tuts, Glasgow [SOLD OUT]