The Slow Readers Club braced for an epic 2018 with “modern Manchester” sound

Indie-electro doom-pop band The Slow Readers Club have announced their new album Build A Tower, bringing their “modern Manchester” vibes for what promises to be an epic 2018 for the band.

With distant echoes of The Smiths and Joy Division underpinning the record the indie-electro foursome provide a contemporary spin on the provincial beats of the north’s renowned music capital.

The Shadows and LUNATIC both have instant appeal, demonstrating the impressive range of front man Aaron Starkie. A likeness to The Editors is noticeable further on through the album, and echoes of The Charlatans are audible throughout.

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 eponymous 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 2000 capacity Albert Hall, as well as The Garage and The Borderline in London. 2018 is shaping up to be the year that catapults the band into the limelight.


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