The Slow Readers Club – The Last Mixed Strip
What’s the last song you listened to?
Super furry animals – Play It Cool
Which artist or album got you through confinement the most?
Sam Fender – for me he’s been the best solo artist to come out of the UK in the last ten years, brilliant lyricist.
What is influencing your music at the moment?
I can’t speak for everyone in the group, but personally going through all the covid intact has cleared me up a bit – so at least lyrically, I’m leaning towards a more uplifting subject as opposed to themes. darker than our previous stuff. That may change though, I can’t help but be drawn to darker and nihilistic stuff as this is my default state. I have to make a conscious effort to try and switch to optimism.
Tell us about your new single, Tell No Lies, what was the inspiration behind the song?
It’s kind of an expression of what I just talked about really. Tell no lies is designed to be more uplifting “a simple song can set you free”, but at the same time the song challenges those simple catchphrases you find in music.
You just announced an upcoming tour, how do you feel about going back to live music and performing?
We tasted it with festivals which made our return a bit easier and we just did our first indoor show at the Hebden Bridge Trades Club which was truly magical. We’re excited, we have a lot of music to share that we’ve never played on tour before – it’s always exciting.
Tell No Lies from The Slow Readers Club is now available.