With UK headline shows coming up shortly, the band are ready to share the rearranged tracks.
Manchester four-piece The Slow Readers Club have announced the release of a new acoustic EP For All Here To Observe, out 14 September via Modern Sky.
The EP will feature tracks spanning their entire career, from their eponymous self-titled debut album to this year’s Build A Tower, recorded as stripped back acoustic versions and produced and mixed by Phil Bulleyment (Beady Eye, Dutch Uncles).
Opening with their most recent single Supernatural, the EP sheds an emotive reinterpretation on tracks including I Saw A Ghost and Forever In Your Debt, taken from 2015’s Cavalcade, and Block Out The Sun, taken from their 2011 debut, as well as On The TV and Lunatic from Build A Tower.
The band said of the EP, “We got a lot out of the acoustic recordings – it’s great to hear the songs stripped back to their bare bones, it’s also a good opportunity to try different things vocally and change the mood of the tracks”.
The EP will be released ahead of their upcoming winter tour, which will see the band play the biggest dates of their career so far, including London’s Scala and a hometown show at Manchester’s O2 Apollo. The band have also been announced to perform at Lincoln’s 2Q Festival in November, where they play The Engine Shed with Public Service Broadcasting.
Speaking on their upcoming headline slot, the band said “Head for the Hills played a big part in building our audience and helping us reach new people, so its nice to return for our first festival headline show and first time on the Head To The Hills main stage”.
Catch Slow Readers Club at these dates:
3 November – 2Q Festival, Lincoln
8 December – School Of Art, Glasgow
11 December – Scala, London
14 December – O2 Apollo, Manchester