The Slow Readers' Club: an exclusive performance from the Manchester band overcoming the odds

A Manchester band could be following in the footsteps of musical giants like New Order, the Happy Mondays and the Courtneeners.

The Slow Readers' Club album has now upset the odds - they entered the album charts at number 18 after ten years performing together.

All the band members still have days jobs - from an NHS manager to a teacher - and say they're out to champion the underdogs in the highly competitive music industry.

Click to hear an exclusive acoustic version of 'Lunatic': the first track on their newest album

It's properly mind blowing. We want to say a massive thank you to all our fans for getting behind us!

– The Slow Readers Club