The Slow Readers Club

The Slow Readers Club120 posts

The Slow Readers Club is a band from Manchester, England, originally formed as Omerta in 2003. The members are Aaron Starkie on vocals, Kurtis Starkie on guitar, James Ryan on bass, and David Whitworth on drums.

2 Nov, 2018
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On The TV single release

Single Release

The band releases On The TV, from Build A Tower, as a single. Aaron:

On The TV is a song about feeling a sense of discomfort, disassociation and extreme anxiety at the state of the modern world. It’s a scream against everything from caged kids at the Mexican border to the rise of nationalism in the UK and US. In the verses I seek solace in family and ask my parents for guidance. It also has a great riff.

21 Jul, 2018
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Supernatural (Radio Edit)

Single Release

The band releases  a radio mix of Supernatural, from their album Build A Tower. The single is produced by Turvey, and receives its first radio play on Chris Hawkin’s BBC Radio 6 Music show.

9 Mar, 2018
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You Opened Up My Heart

Single Release

The band release You Opened Up My Heart, from the album, Build A Tower.

A lot of our songs are existential and angst-ridden but, in an age where we’re faced with stuff like Trump and Brexit, and people are becoming more polarised, it felt right to offer something with a more positive message. It’s an electro-indie love-song, basically, with great hooks. The lyrics ‘Believe enough to lose control/Where there’s love there’s always hope’ are about a basic belief that humanity and compassion will win the day.

The Slow Readers Club – You Opened Up My Heart (Official Audio)

20 Oct, 2017
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Lunatic

Single Release

The band releases Lunatic, the first single from their upcoming third album. The track was produced by Bullyment. Aaron Starkie:

It’s 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 SLOW READERS CLUB – LUNATIC (Official Audio)

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