Song of the Week

SONG OF THE WEEK: The Slow Readers Club – ‘I Saw A Ghost’

It’s no secret that The Slow Readers Club have always been favourites of ours at Bitter Sweet Symphonies and with the recent announcement of their highly-anticipated second album, we’re literally bursting at the seams counting down the days till the release. But thankfully, the four-piece have us in mind and have unveiled a new cut from the record and their first single of 2015 –  ‘I Saw A Ghost’.

The track reveals a taut, refined Slow Readers Club. The single nods slightly more towards the euphoric indie of The Killers than the darker solemnity of previous single ‘Don’t Mind’.  ‘I Saw A Ghost’ is as mightily powerful as it is melodically infectious.

Sonically, it feels lighter than their previous work but still lyrical themes of burden and anxiety plague it’s verses. Vocalist Aaron Starkie notes that he wrote the song about depression, explaining that: “It’s about appearing to have a normal happy life but carrying something with you that can descend at any moment and make everything appear bleak.”

‘I Saw A Ghost’ is taken from the bands forthcoming sophomore album ‘Cavalcade’, which will be released in April. The band will also be touring throughout March and April to promote the release, for the full list of gig dates, see below.

Saturday 21st March
Stereo, Glasgow

Tuesday 31st March
The Macbeth, London

Friday 3rd April
The Abacus, Scunthorpe

Friday 17th April
Verve Bar, Leeds

Saturday 18th April
Academy 3, Manchester

Thursday 23rd April
The Rocking Chair, Sheffield

The Slow Readers Club Links: Website . Facebook . Twitter

Charlotte Holroyd
Editor, Creator and Founder of Bitter Sweet Symphonies. A lover of music and cinema, who's constantly attending gigs and in search of a great experience.

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