Episode 13 of the Thekla Isolation Discs Podcast sees Chris joined by Aaron Starkie – lead singer, pianist and founding member of The Slow Readers Club! Recorded back in peak lockdown when we couldn’t even leave the house for more than one hour, as well as selecting some top isolation tracks Aaron goes through the band’s journey from humble beginnings in the north west of England to eventually very impressively selling out the 3500 capacity Manchester Apollo. Plus – befriending the band James, getting trashed on tour in China, releasing an album in the middle of a global pandemic, having a city mayor amongst your fans and very nearly almost covering Come On Eileen.
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The Slow Readers Club are Aaron Starkie (vocals) Kurtis Starkie (guitar) James Ryan (bass) and David Whitworth (drums). In 2020 the band released their 4th studio album ‘The Joy Of The Return’ which reached No9 in the UK charts. The Slow Readers Club ended 2018 with Sold Out shows at 02 Apollo Manchester (3500 capacity), London Scala and Glasgow School of Art. “Their sound is timeless and classic, so big and anthemic. Most of their songs are instant anthems, you can see them playing stadiums in the future” John Kennedy, Radio X “Alongside the likes of Cabbage and Blossoms, The Slow Readers Club are currently one of the most exciting sounds coming out of our fair city” Manchester Evening News “The Slow Readers Club are quite simply too glorious to be kept a secret; see them, be seduced and then pass the pleasure on.” Louderthanwar