The Slow Readers Club have released their new single Modernise in anticipation of their upcoming album Knowledge Freedom Power which arrives on February 24th. This marks their first full studio album since The Joy of the Return, which made it into the top 10 in 2020.
Modernise presents a post-capitalist dystopia in which technology and work culture leave individuals feeling overwhelmed, but the song offers a glimmer of hope and defiance. The album, which was produced by Joe Cross and written by the band, features a blend of synth-rock and anthemic alt-rock that has been compared to Muse, White Lies, and Bloc Party.
The band comment on the track:
Modernise’ is about the constant need to learn and adapt to changing, it’s a bit of a techno fear song.
The new album Knowledge Freedom Power will be released on February 24th and is available for pre-order now*. The band has also added a sold-out show at The Met in Bury as part of Independent Venue Week, and tickets for their remaining tour dates are in high demand, including a sold-out show at Manchester’s Albert Hall. Remaining tickets here*.