The Slow Readers Club are fast becoming a force to be reckoned with and the release of their new single, Lunatic, cements that fact.
The track has an epic 80s funky electronic vibe to it as it soars along, possessing melancholic depth, giving the song heart, soul and intensity.
It has shades of Gary Numan to it with its upbeat and almost dreamlike edge. The track was produced by long-time collaborator Phil Bullyment, who produced the band’s acclaimed second album Cavalcade.
Speaking about the song, frontman Aaron Starkie says: “It’s about feeling at odds with the world, especially politically in recent times, to the point where you feel as though you are losing your mind. There’s also reference to how psychiatry has been used to remove political dissidents from society: “Hard to find a fit, for I know that I’m a lunatic, Sure in days of old, I’d be chained to the floor”’.
The Manchester four-piece are an exciting band to keep an eye on, and will hopefully aspire to greater things before too long. Lunatic is indeed, impressive work. Top marks, lads.