The Slow Readers Club launch their Lunatic Live video with a Q&A session, chaired by BBC 6 Music DJ, Chris Hawkins.
The exclusive audience packed in to a secret Manchester location to watch highlights of the Live At The Apollo DVD and a short stripped back live set.
Lucky fans were entered to a ballot for tickets when they purchased a copy of the new album from the bands website.
Recorded in December 2018, the Live at the Apollo show was hailed by the Manchester Evening News as “a dream come true” and listeners will now be able to relive the bands towering triumph track-by-track with the release of this essential new live album.
An on stage chat with Chris Hawkins saw the band open up about their humble beginnings, playing to small crowds and a guy with odd shoes!!!… before answering questions from fans.
Live At The Apollo
With selections from all three of the Readers’ studio albums to date, the 20 song set also features a raft of notable highlights from the band’s UK Top 20 charting LP: ‘Build A Tower’ of 2018. Reflecting on what was a momentous gig for the band and what it means to have it released as live album in 2019, frontman Aaron Starkie says:
“As a Manchester band it was always a dream to play the Apollo, a target we aimed for as we worked our way up through the city’s venues. To look out on all those people felt incredible, like a hard won celebration of our journey together. We’re really pleased to be able to share that evening with people now. Not only the three and a half thousand that leant their voices to the recording, but all the new people that have yet to discover our music. We hope everyone enjoys this document of our biggest gig so far.”
To finish the night, the band played a hew stripped back tracks including Lunatic, Don’t Mind, Block Out The Sun, I Saw A Ghost, Know The Day Will Come and On the TV
Watch: The Slow Readers Club ‘Don’t Mind’ and ‘Block Out The Sun’ Stripped Back
Many of people join a band to swerve the inevitable, mundane 9 to 5 routine, however not many can say they left their 9 to 5’s to be in a band, full time. The Slow Readers Club personify the meaning of braking into the industry, doing the crappy shows and coming through the other side, playing the main stages at festivals and headlining their own shows at iconic venues.
A magic evening and great in sight to the band. Nothing but admiration.
The Slow Readers Club ‘I Saw A Ghost’ and ‘On The TV’ Stripped Back