THE SLOW READERS CLUB, are back with their latest and most anthemic single yet, ‘ Tell No Lies‘; a huge synth-driven alternate anthem ready-made in time for the band’s long anticipated – and three times rescheduled – UK Headline tour kicking off on September 25 th at the Foundry in Sheffield.
The tour was originally penned for Spring 2019 to coincide with the release of the band’s Top 10 album ‘The Joy Of The Return’.
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co-produced by Steven Ansell of Blood Red Shoes and the band’s long-term collaborator Phil Bulleyment is accompanied by a brand-new music video featuring Line of Duty star Craig Parkinson aka DI Matthew “Dot” Cottan. Parkinson plays the extravagant faith healer who meets his match when he encounters protagonist and lead singer of the band, Aaron Starkie.
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The collaboration with Parkinson came about through an unlikely meeting between BBC 6 Music’s Chris Hawkins and The Charlatans’ Tim Burgess: “I met Craig at Kendal Calling, he was stood talking to Chris Hawkins and Tim Burgess at the time. It was one of those weird things where you feel like you’ve met before, I think Chris saw me trying to figure it out and then pointed out that I would know him from Line of Duty” Starkie recalls. “We since got chatting on Twitter and he let us know that he was a fan of the band and kindly offered to be in the video. He’s a top bloke, so generous with his time and brought great energy to the shoot.” ‘Tell No Lies’ provides a step forward for the band, a fresh new larger sound, one that is made for a live audience – yet still stays true to a blueprint that has become synonymous with the band’s success to date. Speaking of the track, Starkie notes: “ The song is about music’s ability to transport you somewhere else and take away your anxieties for 3 minutes or so. Lyrically it’s a bit of a conscious departure from our more introspective, existential, doom-laden stuff that we are known for. Feels like the world needs upbeat tunes now, as real life has been bleak enough.” UK Tour Dates – 2021: Sunday, September 19 th Trades Club, Hebden Bridge Saturday, September 25 th Foundry, Sheffield Sunday, September 26 th King George’s Hall, Blackburn Monday, September 27 th Academy, Liverpool Tuesday, September 28 th Beckett University, Leeds Thursday, September 30 th Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh Friday, October 1 st Parr Hall, Warrington Saturday, October 2 nd Sage, Gateshead Sunday, October 3 rd Rock City, Nottingham Tuesday, October 5 th Academy, Birmingham Wednesday, October 6 th Junction, Cambridge Thursday, October 7 th Globe, Cardiff Saturday, October 9 th Thekla, Bristol SOLD OUT Sunday, October 10 th Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth Monday, October 11 th Chalk, Brighton Tuesday, October 12 th Electric Ballroom, London European Tour Dates – 2022: Monday, January 31 st Trix Hall, Antwerp Tuesday, February 1 st Luxor, Cologne Wednesday, February 2 nd Rotown, Rotterdam Thursday, February 3 rd Bitterzoet, Amsterdam SOLD OUT Friday, February 4 th Uebel & Gefahrlich, Hamburg Sunday, February 6 th Vega, Copenhagen Monday, February 7 th Nalen, Stockholm Tuesday, February 8 th John Dee, Oslo Thursday, February 10 th Hole 44, Berlin Friday, February 11 th Hybrydy, Warsaw Saturday, February 12 th Café V Lese, Prague Sunday, February 13 th A38, Budapest Monday, February 14 th Culture Factory, Zagreb Wednesday, February 16 th Biko, Milan Friday, February 18 th Ampere, Munich Saturday, February 19 th Papiersaal, Zurich Sunday, February 20 th Zoom, Frankfurt Monday, February 21 st Suprersonic, Paris Tuesday, February 22 nd Aeronef Club, Lille “We can’t wait to get back out there again; we’ve had a taste of it with festivals but it’s our headline shows where we get to see our fans again and share two albums worth of tunes that we’ve released since we were locked down for the first time 20 months or so ago. We are really excited to see how they go down alongside the more familiar tunes in our set.” Track list: 01 Tell No Lies 02 Tell No Lies (Lights Go Out Edit) FOR MORE INFORMATION The Slow Readers Club on socials: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Spotify | YouTube