Those who are on top of the music scene in the UK may ponder ’emerging indie band’? Really, what about…? …Those of longer stay will also be aware that bands first featured when ’emerging’ are occasionally followed with features here and there to update on activity and The Slow Readers Club are one of those moments – a band who were first introduced in 2013.
Sadly they have an irritating habit of removing music within a short while of it being revealed, so have little faith this will still be around to hear within a couple of months, do catch it whilst you can, from the forthcoming album Through The Shadows – the sixth of the ten tracks – was caught in live performance.
To my ears their best release has recently surfaced – I Saw A Ghost – in the past few days as it finds The Slow Readers Club producing darkly melancholic atmospheric palls of sound that curl their way around the room, like mesmeric threads caught in the evening sunlight.
The three and a half-minutes can be put on ever present loop and on each iteration there is another dimension to be found. Percussion and bass lines plough their way through the subwoofers as the electronics and guitar float effortlessly to which the vocal finds a superlative relevance when compared to previous pieces and The Slow Readers Club have risen to a band that you need to catch now before they spin into outer-space and out of reach.
A new LP – Cavalcade – is scheduled for release in April and judging by I Saw A Ghost – something to ensure you get your mitts around.