Launching into an Autumn of career-changing highs, Manchester’s The Slow Readers Club open the fall season with new music and the start of their UK tour. Since releasing sophomore record ‘Cavalcade,’ the band has found wider acclaim and can be often seen opening for scene stalwarts the Charlatans and James. Backed by their signature sound, new cut ‘Lunatic’ prowls an insistent confidence.
Capturing the essence of dance rock, the single builds from simple layering into rhythmic pulsations and continues to grow in ambition throughout. Far-scoping vocal hooks and thriving tempo makes sure of the band’s precision for strong melodies and sharp instrumentation, while the lyrics remain as steely as ever. Growing moodier by the minute, the narrative explores the destructive nature of living in a world that we can’t comprehend, visualised through the means of losing one’s mind.
Speaking about the track, frontman Aaron Starkie says: “Its 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 new single ‘Lunatic’ is out now via Modern Sky – and available on iTunes here.
You can catch the Slow Readers Club on tour at the following dates:
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]