The Slow Readers Club return with the announcement of a new record “Knowledge Freedom Power” in February next year. To coincide with the news, they have also shared a title track of the same name.
The Manchester band hit the studio in early 2022 with producer Joe Cross (Hurts/ Courteeners) to produce the follow-up to “The Joy of the Return”.
“The world had got so bleak it felt a little indulgent to paint apocalyptic pictures when they were out in the real world. I thought people would probably want to hear more uplifting things, it was my intention to be a bit more positive. There’s still a lot of melodrama in there and it’s still dystopian in places but there’s more positive shades in this record.”Aaron Starkie, The Slow Readers Club.
‘Knowledge Freedom Power’ is the band’s sixth album and a new departure. The band reacted to the cancellation of their touring plans during COVID by developing a darker set of songs, which they recorded via WhatsApp and Google Drive and by recording one band member at a time in the studio. The result was ‘91 Days in Isolation’, which they self-released in October 2020.
They have also announced details of their 2023 tour dates, which are available here.
“Knowledge Freedom Power” is out on 24 February 2023