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The Slow Readers Club: Break these chains

The Slow Readers Club | O2 Forum Kentish Town | 6 May 2016

It sounds like the plot of a feel-good Hollywood movie: unsigned band, called up to the big leagues by resurgent indie legends, win over audiences’ hearts. But for The Slow Readers Club it’s their reality.

The Manchester quartet have been invited to support James on an extensive national tour that will see them play the largest venues of their career – rooms like Brixton Academy, Manchester Arena, and, tonight, The Kentish Town Forum. If they’re at all nervous, they don’t let on.

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The Slow Readers Club join James on tour

The Slow Readers Club are supporting James on their upcoming national tour, which includes three London performances, just after playing their own headline show in the capital.

The indie-electronica outfit from Manchester play Birthdays on 30 April 2016 before joining the Girl At The End Of The World tour at Shepherd’s Bush Empire (4 May), The Kentish Town Forum (6 May), and Brixton Academy (7 May) at the personal request of James members Jim Glennie and Saul Davies.

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OnBlackheath line up revealed

Primal Scream, Belle and Sebastian, Hot Chip, and James are among the big names nabbed for OnBlackheath 2016.

The two-day London festival, taking place on 10 and 11 September 2016, will also feature performances from the likes of Róisín Murphy, Squeeze, Lonelady, and Soak.

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James plot London takeover

James return in 2016 with a new album and national headline tour that includes stops at three iconic London venues.

The veteran Manchester band, who release their 14th album ‘Girl At The End Of The World’ on 18 March 2016, play O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, O2 Forum Kentish Town, and O2 Brixton Academy on 4, 6, and 7 May respectively.

“The essence of James is live,” says James bassist Jim Glennie. “The pleasure never diminishes. I can’t wait for us to get our hands on these songs in front of the best audience a band can have.”

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