Manchester Evening News article

The band are profiled in Manchester Evening News. Aaron talks about playing Manchester’s Apollo on their upcoming tour: It’s a venue we’ve always wanted to play. There’s something special about the Apollo. There aren’t many places bigger in Manchester. Except the arena – but let’s not get ahead of ourselves… On their rising profile: When […]

Manchester Music Cup semi-finalists

The band reaches the semi-finals of the Manchester Music Cup, a knockout voting contest, hosted by XS Manchester. After beating Joy Division and The Charlatans, the band is knocked out by James, who are beaten by Oasis in the final.

Announces five-date tour

The band announces a five-day headline tour of the UK and Ireland. Friday, October 12 – Belfast – Belfast Limelight 2 Saturday, October 13 – Dublin – Button Factory Saturday, December 8 – Glasgow – Glasgow School of Art Tuesday, December 11 – London – London Scala Friday, December 14 – Manchester – Manchester o2 […]

Coach Roddy: I’d love to see McGregor-Khabib by end of year

Speaking at the opening of his new SBG Charlestown facility in Dublin, Ireland, coach Roddy talks about McGregor’s return and the potential of a bout with Khabib Nurmagomedov. There’s been no specific training. But it’s brewing nicely…It seems to be what the fans want, the fight the fans are looking for now. Conor loves to fight. Khabib […]

Nurmagomedov manager: McGregor ‘running out of money’

Aziz says McGregor only wants to fight Nurmagomedov because he is running out of money. The last time I talked to Dana, he seemed this is the fight he wants to do. This is the biggest fight in UFC history, the biggest money maker. Conor is running out of money; this is why he agreed […]

Chiesa: McGregor bus attack cost UFC title shot

Chiesa says McGregor’s bus attack cost him a shot to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov after Max Holloway had pulled out. Chiesa feels had he been healthy, he would have been the clear replacement. I don’t really got a lot to say to the guy. I lost a title shot. I have proof. I was the highest-ranked guy […]

McGregor shows off Gucci shoe collection

McGregor shows off his Gucci shoe collection on Instagram. Boxes line a wall in his house, displaying sandals, trainers and flip-flops. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Conor McGregor Official (@thenotoriousmma) on Jun 23, 2018 at 11:13pm PDT

Nurmagomedov: I will ‘destroy’ McGregor

Nurmgomedov says he will ‘destroy’ McGregor if they were to fight. In what round will I be able to knock McGregor out? I do not know, and no one can know this. I’m going to destroy him…I do not yet know who my opponent will be…The fight will likely take place in Las Vegas. I […]

Numagomedov’s team announces Oct 6 McGregor fight

Nurmagomedov’s team says their fighter will fight McGregor on October 6 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. ⚡️BREAKING: @TeamKhabib vs. @TheNotoriousMMA in the works for UFC 229 October 6, Las Vegas, T-Mobile Arena. — MMA TEAM DAGESTAN (@MMATeamDagestan) June 15, 2018

Nurmagomedov confirms McGregor negotiations

Nurmagomedov says the UFC is working on his proposed bout with McGregor. Very soon, I’m going to come to the USA to begin my training camp. When the UFC give me fight, I’m going to come to California and I’m going to stay there in AKA with my family nine weeks before fight. I’m going to defend my Inshallah […]

Nurmagomedov: ‘Just send me the contract’

Nurmagomedov says he is ready to sign a contract to fight McGregor. I do not need to negotiate with you, do not need to call and ask me.. Just send me the contract. Yes, negotiations are underway.. But you need to persuade him and not me. You need to explain to him ”he will not […]

Kavanagh: I’d almost bet anything Nurmagomedov vs. McGregor happens before the end of the year

McGregor team’s head coach, Kavanagh, lends further weight to fellow coach Roddy’s statement last week, that the negotiations for the title fight between Nurmagomedov and McGregor are “brewing up nicely”. Kavanagh expects the matchup to take place before the end of 2018. It’s the obvious fight, as his coach and as a fan. As a fan of MMA, it’s the […]

Namajunas dismisses McGregor apology

Namajunas, who said she was traumatised by McGregor’s ‘bus attack’ says his apology wasn’t up to scratch. I did get an Instagram message from him, but I don’t really know if that was really him. To me, that doesn’t seem like the type of, it just didn’t seem like a sincere apology from an actual person. To […]

Rehearsal video

The band release a video of rehearsals, including an early version of Lunatic, a full run through of Plant The Seed, and I Saw A Ghost.

Attar: McGregor team focusing solely on legal matters

McGregor’s manager tells Helwani that McGregor’s team is solely working on his legal issues. Today we’re here to focus on court, we’re not going to focus on any future plans until we handle this matter. Right now we’re in good negotiations with the district attorney, so we’re going to focus on that and we’ll focus […]

McGregor, Cowley negotiating plea deal

McGregor and Cowley, who flew from Ireland on a private jet, appear in court for less than a minute regarding assault and criminal mischief charges stemming from a backstage melee in April. McGregor and Cowley’s team inform the court that they plan to negotiate a plea. The session is dismissed and the next hearing, where […]

Block Out The Sun performance

The band plays Block Out The Sun at at Sofar Manchester. Slow Readers Club – Block Out The Sun | Sofar ManchesterWatch this video on YouTube

No.4 on Forbes Highest Paid Athletes list

Forbes magazine ranks McGregor as the 4th highest earning athlete in the world for 2018. McGregor earned $99 million, primarily from the $85 million he earned by boxing Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2017. Mayweather tops the list with $285 million, with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo second and third. Made it to number 4 on […]

Build A Tower track-by-track video

The band release a series of short videos where they talk about each track on Build A Tower. The Slow Readers Club – Build a Tower – Album Track By Track InterviewWatch this video on YouTube

The Mountain: I’d take down McGregor in 10 seconds

Bjornsson, who enjoyed a slow-paced sparring session with McGregor in 2015, warns the Irishman that if they were to throw down for real, he could expect a similar fate. Bring me shorts and put us in a cage, and I’ll fight him again. If I get a grab on him  it would be over in 10 […]

White to meet McGregor in Las Vegas

After he was not able to meet with McGregor in Liverpool, White says the meeting has been rescheduled to Las Vegas, and that he is planning for the Irishman to fight Nurmagomedov. He also says he has not seen McGregor since the incident in Brooklyn and that he is not involved in his legal defence […]

Covington: McGregor a ‘coked up little leprechaun’

Covington talks about McGregor’s attack on the UFC tour bus. I was actually getting on a plane to New York as it happened — he’s a coked up little leprechaun…It’s funny how I put a tweet that King Colby the bounty hunter was coming after him, he turned himself in. He knows what would happen. […]

Calls Tennessee whiskey ageing process ‘a crime’

McGregor discusses the merits of Tennessee whiskey with a fan on social media. Thank you for this message. I recognise and respect Tennessee as solid whiskey distillers. Your methods of aging whiskey over 2 years, and in charred brand new barrels however, is a crime where I come from…Using corn, rye or wheat over grain […]

UFC wanted Khabib-McGregor, GSP-Diaz lightweight tournament

The UFC reportedly wanted a lightweight tournament with Nurmagomedov fighting McGregor in the fall and St-Pierre vs Diaz in August, with the two winners facing off at the end of the year. The GSP-Diaz bought was cancelled due to GSP’s illness. St-Pierre: I’m not ready to fight yet. I need to wait until all the symptoms of my ulcer stop. It’s much better […]