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Saturday 19 September 2020

Brighton-Bound The Slow Readers Club Use Lockdown To Create New Album 91 Days In Isolation

Manchester's The Slow Readers Club, who visit Brighton early next spring, have announced their fifth studio album, 91 Days in Isolation.

91 Days in Isolation 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." 

The Slow Readers Club - The Wait (Official Video)

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 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 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. 

The Slow Readers Club play Chalk, Brighton, on Tuesday 30th March 2021. CLICK HERE for tickets.

by: Mike Cobley




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