The Slow Readers Club Release New Single.

The song is called ‘You Opened My Heart’ and is taken from their new album ‘Build A Tower’.

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Manchester indie-electro four piece The Slow Readers Club have released their new single ‘You Opened Up My Heart’, taken from their upcoming album Build A Tower, to be released on Friday 4th May 2018 via Modern Sky.

An addictive blend of driving drums and foreboding atmospherics, ‘You Opened Up My Heart’ is a hugely infectious piece of dark electro pop. A glistening hook gives way to pulsating rhythms, before breaking into its anthemic chorus, a glorious mix of haunting vocals amid sweeping synths and irresistible melodies. Simultaneously brooding and uplifting, it follows the tracks ‘Lunatic’ and ‘Through The Shadows’, both of which feature on the new album.

“You Opened Up My Heart is a hopeful song for uncertain times”, says singer Aaron Starkie. “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 about a basic belief that humanity and compassion will win the day, wrapped in an indie-pop love song”.

You can listen to ‘You Opened Up My Heart’ in this article.

Recorded close to home at Edwin Street Recording Studios in Bury and produced by Phil Bulleyment (Gaz Coombes, Dutch Uncles), Build A Tower will be the band’s third album, and their first with Modern Sky, following the release of their eponymous debut (2011) and Cavalcade (2015), both of which were released independently.

The Slow Readers Club are Aaron Starkie (vocals), Kurtis Starkie (guitar and vocals), James Ryan (bass) and David Whitworth (drums), and have drawn comparisons with Interpol, The Killers and The National, building up a loyal fanbase from extensive touring, culminating recently with sold out shows including Manchester’s 2000 capacity Albert Hall, as well as The Garage and The Borderline in London.

They have received acclaim from the likes of Steve Lamacq, Peter Hook and Eddy Temple Morris, as well as having supported James on their arena tour, and performed at festivals including Isle Of Wight, Festival No.6 and Kendall Calling.

The Slow Readers Club will be completing a UK headline tour in support of Build A Tower running throughout April and May this year, with their hometown Manchester date selling out in under 24 hours. Full tour dates for The Slow Readers Club can be found below.

“The electronic beats and keyboards create a consistent pulse as Aaron Starkie provides an eerie lead vocal. It is a track that I think would work well in a film even if it is a tad repetitive at times. The Slow Readers Club have a loyal fanbase which is proven by the lengthy UK tour which already has several sold out shows so a new single AND new album will be most welcome.” – Glenn Sargeant Just Listen To This

Glenn Sargeant

(Thanks to Wilful Publicity for help with announcement)

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The Slow Readers Club’s new single ‘You Opened My Heart’ is out now.

Their new album ‘Build A Tower’ is released on Friday 4th May 2018 on Modern Sky.

You can pre-order the album here:

In addition, the band will be embarking on a April/May 2018 UK Headline tour and tickets can be purchased here:



Slow Readers Club

Thursday 26th April 2018 – Globe, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Friday 27th April 2018 – Engine Rooms, Southampton, United Kingdom

Saturday 28th April 2018 –  Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, United Kingdom  **SOLD OUT**

Friday 4th May 2018 –  Manchester Cathedral, Manchester, United Kingdom  **SOLD OUT**

Saturday 5th May 2018 –  Sound City Festival, Liverpool, United Kingdom 

Sunday 6th May 2018 – Stag & Dagger Festival, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 

Thursday 10th May 2018 – Riverside, Newcastle, United Kingdom

Friday 11th May 2018 – The Welly, Hull, United Kingdom

Saturday 12th May 2018 – Rock City, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Thursday 17th May 2018 –  Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Friday 18th May 2018 –  Arts Centre, Norwich, United Kingdom

Saturday 19th May 2018 – Library, Northwich, United Kingdom  **SOLD OUT**

Friday 25th May 2018 – Islington Assembly Hall, London, United Kingdom

Saturday 26th May 2018 – Sugarmill, Stoke, United Kingdom