The Slow Readers Club share new single ‘Killing Me’

The Slow Readers Club have shared ‘Killing Me’, the final single to be taken from their upcoming album The Joy Of The Returnahead of its release on March 20thvia Modern Sky UK.

Blending powerful guitar lines with subdued verses which showcase singer Aaron Starkie’s darkly insightful lyricism, the track is an infectious and brooding anthem for a world consumed by toxic societies.

“‘Killing Me’ is a song about inequality,”explains Aaron. “It’s about being controlled by a ruling class, and how we’ve designed a system of living for ourselves that’s a kind of prison, emotionally and spiritually. It’s about a world where we increasingly isolate ourselves through an addiction to our phones and social media. ‘Son I’m a slave to technology, talk through the glass’.” 

The Slow Readers Club will embark on an extensive tour throughout the UK and EU in March, April and May, including shows in Edinburgh, Birmingham, Bristol and London’s Electric Ballroom, with many close to selling out. The band will also perform a number of in-store shows in Leeds, Nottingham, Sheffield, Newcastle and Edinburgh. Full dates can be found below.

Ahead of the tour, on Thursday 19thMarch, the band will play an intimate hometown show at Manchester’s Night & Day Café. A ticket link for the show will be made available closer to the date to everyone who has pre-ordered The Joy Of The Returnfrom the band’s website. More details can be found here –


19/03 – Night & Day Café, Manchester

20/03 – Jumbo, Leeds (in-store, 6pm)

21/03 – Rough Trade, Nottingham (in-store, 2pm) 

21/03 – Beartree, Sheffield (in-store, 6pm) 

23/03 – King George’s Hall, Blackburn *

24/03 – Reflex, Newcastle (in-store, 3pm)

24/03 – The Sage 2, Gateshead *

25/03 – Assai, Edinburgh (in-store, 1.30pm)

25/03 – The Liquid Room, Edinburgh *

27/03 – O2 Academy, Liverpool **

28/03 – O2 Institute 2, Birmingham **

29/03 – The Globe, Cardiff ***

30/03 – Thekla, Bristol ***

01/04 – Pyramids Centre, Portsmouth ***

02/04 – Concorde 2, Brighton ***

03/04 – Electric Ballroom, London ***

04/04 – Rock City, Nottingham **

06/04 – Junction, Cambridge **

07/04 – Foundry, Sheffield **

08/04 – Beckett University, Leeds *

09/04 – Pyramid & Parr Hall, Warrington *

*support from The Clause

**support from Sheaf

***support from Sad Boys Club


OCTOBER DRIFT support on all dates except those marked *

12/04 – Paaspop Festival, Netherlands

13/04 – Bitterzoet, Amsterdam *

14/04 – Trix Hall, Antwerp

16/04 – Luxor, Cologne

17/04 – Poligamie Festival, Dresden *

19/04 – St. Pauli Rock Café, Hamburg

20/04 – Vega, Copenhagen

21/04 – Nalen, Stockholm

22/04 – John Dee, Oslo

24/04 – Musik & Freiden, Berlin

26/04 – Café V Lese, Prague

27/04 – A38, Budapest

29/04 – Culture Factory, Zagreb

30/04 – Papiersaal, Zurich

02/05 – Mare Culturale, Milan *

03/05 – Montluçon, Le Guingois *

05/05 – Supersonic, Paris *

Tickets are available here –

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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