After a series of outstanding festival performances at Isle of Wight, Ramsbottom Festival and Tramlines over the summer, fast rising stars of the Manchester music scene The Slow Readers Club are now in the midst of a run of live dates which finds them performing a hometown gig at Gorilla on 28 November.

For many, Manchester is a city synonymous with guitar-driven indie with a rich musical heritage that is hard to ignore. It has arguably given us as many seminal bands as London, whilst also producing plenty that feel all too familiar in comparison to others; stale even. Something which makes The Slow Readers Club even more crucial to the city’s musical landscape.

Forgoing the guitar-based swagger of so many of their contemporaries, The Slow Readers Club are making waves with their own brand of brooding electro-indie. It might not be the stereotypical sound of contemporary Manchester, but The Slow Readers Club are breathing new life in to tired lungs.

Their latest single Plant the Seed is a pulsating slice of electro pop with an infectious vocal hook and has already drawn comparisons with Depeche Mode and The National. The bands last four singles have enjoyed airplay on BBC 6 Music and XFM and featured three times as XFMs shock of the new. The single Don’t Mind was featured on Steve Lamacqs round table on BBC 6Music.

The Slow Readers Club have been getting rave reviews for their live shows, including a sold out show at Manchester Academy 3, Isle Of Wight Festival, Tramlines Festival and Ramsbottom Festival (including support slots with Catfish & The Bottlemen, outstanding and hugely charismatic band The Struts, Reverend and the Makers and The Sunshine Underground).

The Slow Readers Club perform at Gorilla on 28 November.  Support comes from Etches.  Tickets £8 plus booking fee.

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