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The Slow Readers Club

Mancunian Ways interview

Apr 2015

Aaron Starkie is interviewed by On releasing Cavalcade as an album.

We’d had various bits of advice, and the industry is changing to less of a focus on the album, and more on singles. But we always thought [the songs] would be part of an album…If I had one criticism of the first record. It’s well loved by fans and I love it myself. Some of those tracks we’d recorded three or four times by then, and you just haven’t got the energy that you have when you go into the studio and write it for the first time.

On the title track:

I’ve got two young kids, a four-year-old boy and a six-month-old girl. And was seeing my son grow up, the speed he changed from a baby to a toddler. And it made me think about me leaving home, and one day him leaving home, and all that melancholy stuff. There’s a track on Seargent Pepper’s called She’s Leaving Home, it’s the same kind of sentiment. One day you are going to go out into the world — the Cavalcade — and it’s a big adventure.