L-R: Kurtis Starkie, Jim Ryan, Aaron Starkie, David Whitworth. Credit: Paul Husband.
Manchester’s The Slow Readers Club have announced their fifth studio album, 91 Days in Isolation, out on October 23rd self-released via their own label, SRC Records. The album is available to pre-order exclusively on the band’s webstore, on very limited colour vinyl and CD, here: https://tsrc.ffm.to/91days.op
91 Days in Isolation swiftly follows their Top 10 album, The Joy Of The Return, released in March this year. Written during the UK lockdown, the album was created with the band all working remotely from home.
Speaking of the writing process for the album, lead singer Aaron Starkie said:
“This collection of songs was written remotely during the UK Covid 19 lockdown. With each band member sharing ideas over the internet, the songs were pieced together at home. When the lockdown lifted we took the songs to Edwin Street Recording Studios in Bury and recorded this album with our producer Phil Bulleyment. We are proud to present 91 Days in Isolation”.
Throughout the entirety of the lockdown, The Slow Readers Club consistently found creative ways of staying connected to their fans. These included exclusive lockdown videos including videos of fan-selected cover songs, ‘watch together’ sessions of previous shows, fan listening parties of their previous albums and an unforgettable acoustic session surrounded by 21,000 vacant seats in a hauntingly desolate Manchester Arena for the venue’s 25th anniversary celebrations.
The new record also sees the band become the first to announce a new album during a ticketed live-streamed concert. Performing live from The Met in Bury last week, the four-piece played a blistering set containing exclusive performances of some of the new songs from the upcoming album. You can watch the concert back by buying a ticket here: https://tsrc.ffm.to/veepsstream.opr
And it won’t be too long until audiences will be able to experience their unmissable live shows once again, with the band set to hit the road for their rescheduled run of UK and European tour dates in March and April 2021 – details as follows:
THE SLOW READERS CLUB – 2021 TOUR DATES
March 17th: Foundry, Sheffield, UK
March 18th: The Liquid Room, Edinburgh, UK
March 19th: The Sage 2, Gateshead, UK
March 20th: Beckett University, Leeds, UK
March 21st: Pyramid & Parr Hall, Warrington, UK
March 23rd: Electric Ballroom, London, UK
March 24th: Rock City, Nottingham, UK
March 25th: The Globe, Cardiff, UK
March 26th : Thekla, Bristol, UK
March 27th: O2 Academy 2, Birmingham, UK
March 29th: Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth, UK
March 30th: Chalk, Brighton, UK
March 31st: Junction, Cambridge, UK
April 1st: King George’s Hall, Blackburn, UK
April 2nd: O2 Academy, Liverpool, UK
New tickets are on-sale now here: https://tsrc.ffm.to/live.opr
Original tickets remain valid for the new dates.