The Slow Readers Club have now released their eagerly anticipated new album, Knowledge Freedom Power, the follow up to 2020’s The Joy of the Return which debuted in the UK album charts at #9.
It signals an era of sonic progression for the popular Manchester band, with the album denoting themes and social commentary around the power of the collective human spirit to counteract the growing dystopia around us.
Frontman, Aaron Starkie, commented: “The world had become so bleak it felt a little indulgent to paint apocalyptic pictures when they were playing out in the real world. I thought people would probably want to hear more uplifting things, it was my intention to be a bit more positive. There’s still a lot of melodrama in there and it’s still dystopian in places but there’s more positive shades in this record.”
The new album was recorded with acclaimed producer, Joe Cross (Courteeners, Hurts), and launched alongside a new video for the final song written for the record in Forget About Me.
The Slow Readers Club will perform a special sold out album launch event tonight at Manchester’s Band on the Wall, featuring a live edition of Tim’s Twitter Listening Party. The band will also perform acoustic versions of new album tracks, as well as hosting a raffle in which fans can win rare memorabilia, merchandise and guestlist places for upcoming shows.
Knowledge Freedom Power is available to stream or buy HERE. The band’s official store also offers limited edition vinyl, CD, cassettes and t-shirts which feature alternate black artwork.
The Readers are known for putting on a show, and you can catch the band on the live stage on their UK and European headline tour, as well as their special guest slot with Pixies. Remaining tickets are available HERE.
MARCH TOUR DATES
2nd – UK, Barrow-in-Furness, Barrow Library (SOLD OUT)
4th – UK, Leeds, University Stylus
6th – UK, Glasgow, SWG3
7th – UK, Aberdeen, Lemon Tree
9th – UK, Nottingham, Rescue Rooms (SOLD OUT)
10th – UK, Birmingham, O2 Academy 2
11th – UK, Bristol, Thekla (SOLD OUT)
13th – UK, Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
14th – UK, London, Lafayette
17th – UK, Manchester, Albert Hall (SOLD OUT)
18th – UK, Cardiff, International Arena (special guests to Pixies)
23rd – Germany, Berlin, Hole 44
24th – Germany, Hamburg, Übel & Gefährlich
25th – Belgium, Antwerp, Trix Club
30th – France, Paris, Supersonic
31st – Netherlands, Rotterdam, Rotown (SOLD OUT)
APRIL TOUR DATES
1st – Netherlands, Amsterdam, Paradiso Tolhuistuin
14th – UK, Belfast, Limelight 2
15th – Ireland, Dublin, Academy
29th – Portugal, Porto, M.Ou.Co
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