Manchester’s glorious Slow Readers Club are setting themselves for a big year, with the impending long player ‘Cavalcade’, a host of live dates and the immanent release of single ‘I Saw a Ghost’.
The indie-electro four piece have been kicking round the Manchester scene for a while now, attracting rave reviews from BBC 6Music, XFM, Peter Hook and of course this blog, now is the time for the band to transition from promising hopefuls to the real deal. The follow up to the brilliant debut album from 2012 has been a while in the making and will certainly prove difficult to top, but, judging by recent output and this latest release we will not be disappointed.
I Saw a Ghost follows on from previous singles Forever In Your Debt, Start Again and Don’t Mind in the haunting and mesmerising style that Slow Readers Club put across so well, combining dark, melodic atmosphere with stark and powerful vocals. The heavy lyrical subject matter of depression is captured in the bleak mood of the track giving a sense of isolation and emptiness, not for the fainthearted but a reflection of life.
Slow Readers Club have the ability to move your heart and your feet in equal measures, I Saw a Ghost is a prelude to the album that should see the band step up to the next level.
The Slow Readers Club – Start Again
The Slow Readers Club – Forever In Your Debt
Catfish and the Bottlemen, Puppet Rebellion and The Slow Readers Club – FAC251, Manchester 31/08/13
Mancunia Rising – Slow Readers Club