Manchester’s The Slow Readers Club, are back with their latest and most anthemic single yet, ‘Tell No Lies’; a huge synth-driven alternate anthem ready-made in time for the band’s long awaited–and three times rescheduled–UK Headline tour kicking off on September 25th at the Foundry in Sheffield.
Co-produced by Steven Ansell of Blood Red Shoes and the band’s long-term collaborator Phil Bulleyment. Tell No Lies is accompanied by a brand-new music video featuring Line of Duty star Craig Parkinson aka DI Matthew “Dot” Cottan. Parkinson plays the extravagant faith healer who meets his match when he encounters protagonist and lead singer of the band, Aaron Starkie.
This track provides a step forward for the band, a fresh new larger sound, one that is made for a live audience – yet still stays true to a blueprint that has become synonymous with the band’s success to date. Speaking of the track, Starkie notes: “The song is about music’s ability to transport you somewhere else and take away your anxieties for 3 minutes or so. Lyrically, it’s a bit of a conscious departure from our more introspective, existential, doom-laden stuff that we are known for. Feels like the world needs upbeat tunes now, as real life has been bleak enough.”
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