This album was released last year, but I only found out about it last month when I was blogging about the Tramlines festival because one of my favourite bands, Puppet Rebellion, are going to be playing there. I decided to check out the list of bands that are playing on the same stage as them. One of those bands is The Slow Readers Club; when I listened to their music I soon became addicted to their sound. The first song I heard was Plant The Seed. It’s fantastic.
I was a big fan of electronic music in the ’80s when all the creative stuff was happening. This band reminds me of that era.
Cavalcade is an exceptionally brilliant album. Every track is excellent. The lyrics draw you in and the music provides a wonderful backdrop to the storytelling. They have some mesmerising and haunting melodies on this album. The songs’ themes are mostly melancholic and moody, but it’s an extremely uplifting album. The vocals are crisp and clear and perfect for this style of music. Anyone who likes bands like Depeche Mode, Erasure, New Order, and such indie/electro bands from the ’80s/’90s will love this band. I’ve been listening to at least one track from it almost every day since I discovered it. I’m obsessed 🙂
The band has been featured on BBC 6 Music and XFM, so they are getting lots of recognition. They’re also supporting James on their UK tour this year!
The Slow Readers Club are a Manchester based four piece who specialise in dark and brooding indie electro. Their music has drawn comparisons with Interpol, The Killers and The National.
Their last five singles have enjoyed airplay on BBC 6 Music and XFM (featured twice as XFMs shock of the new) the latest single ‘Plant The Seed’ has been playlisted on TXFM Dublin.
They have been getting rave reviews for their live shows, including sold out headline shows at Manchester Gorilla and Academy 3, Isle Of Wight Festival, Tramlines Festival, Ramsbottom Festival and Blackthorn Festival (including support slots with ‘Catfish & The Bottlemen’, ‘The Struts’, ‘Reverend and the Makers’ and ‘The Sunshine Underground’ ).
Find out more about the band on their website: http://www.theslowreadersclub.co.uk/
Cavalcade is their second album.
You can stream their music on Spotify.
Check out their tour dates on the website.
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