Review: Jumping out of the starting blocks with the huge anthem 'All I Hear', it's fist-to-air chorus and soaring guitar chords, clearly The Slow Readers Club want people to stand up and take real notice of their latest long-form outing. 'The Joy Of The Return' indeed, with this record coming at a time when the band are still getting back to normal life following a marathon 32-date European tour. If that opener is a little too upfront-indie-rock 'n' roll, then there's plenty here that diverges from that path. The jittery highs on 'Zero Hour', combined with its broken drums and hugely emotive atmosphere is something very special indeed, and anything but by numbers. 'Paris' oozes a laidback cool, guitars coming with a sense of improvisation at moments and 'Jericho' is one of those quiet but loud beasts.