Indie rockers The Slow Readers Club announce Parr Hall date
An unmissable night of live music is making its way to Parr Hall as Manchester band The Slow Readers Club announce a brand new tour.
The announcement coincides with news of the band’s fourth album, The Joy of The Return, which is due to be released in March.
Recorded at Parr Street Studios in Liverpool and produced by long-standing collaborator Phil Bulleyment, this latest album marks a significant change in the band’s process, as their extensive touring allows them time to write and develop tracks and arrangements through sound checks and back-of-van jams.
Singer Aaron Starkie said: “I think it’s definitely our most interesting and accomplished record musically.
“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.”
The dark power-pop that defined their previous releases holds a strong influence, with the brooding ‘No Surprise’ providing a powerful dose of evocative lyricism amid immersive soundscapes, while the unsettling ‘Paris’ is an undulating exploration of observational songwriting and eclectic musicality.
The announcement of the album comes on the back of another huge year for The Slow Readers Club, which saw them play a mammoth, 32-date European tour and a number of sold-out UK shows, including London’s The Dome and two consecutive nights at Manchester’s The Ritz following the release of their critically-acclaimed third album, Build a Tower.
Now, the indie rockers are hitting the road once again as they embark on a new, extensive UK and European tour this spring, including a stop at Warrington Parr Hall on Thursday 9 April.
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