The Slow Readers Club are back with a new single, video, album, and tour.

Through The Shadows, accompanied by a clip shot live at the band’s sold-out headline show at Manchester’s Albert Hall, precedes the LP Build A Tower, which is released on 4th May.

“We’re really proud of the record as we’ve learned a lot since our last, self-released, album. Build A Tower feels like a big step up,” say The Slow Readers Club of the record that also features their previous single Lunatic.

“Even though fans have heard a couple of the tracks played on the last tour, there’s a lot we’ve been holding back until they had the album in their hands, so we’re also looking forward to getting out and playing live.

“We’re excited to see what people make of our new music,” add singer Aaron Starkie, guitarist Kurtis Starkie, bass player James Ryan, and drummer David Whitworth.

Recorded at Bury’s Edwin Street Recording Studios with Gaz Coombes producer Phil Bulleyment, Build A Tower follows The Slow Readers Club’s independently released 2011 eponymous debut and 2015’s Cavalcade.

The album will be supported by a UK tour in April and May as well as appearances at Liverpool Sound City, Stag and Dagger Festival, and Kendall Calling.

The Slow Readers Club tour dates
26th April: Cardiff, Globe
27th April: Southampton, Engine Rooms
28th April: Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
4th May: Manchester, Cathedral
5th May: Liverpool, Sound City Festival
6th May: Glasgow, Stag & Dagger Festival
10th May: Newcastle, Riverside
11th May: Hull, The Welly
12th May: Nottingham, Rock City
17th May: Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
18th May: Norwich, Arts Centre
19th May: Northwich, Library (The Charlatans Northwich homecoming)
25th May: London, Islington Assembly Hall
26th May: Stoke, Sugarmill