They have played gigs across the country but The Slow Readers Club say they feel right at home in Glasgow.

The Manchester band are currently touring the UK in support of their new album Cavalcade and will play the Classic Grand on December 12.

However, the four piece say that the similarities between Glasgow and Manchester makes it feel like a homecoming show.

Aaron Starkie, vocalist and keyboard player with the band, said: "We're really looking forward to playing the Classic Grand. We have great fans in Scotland and Glasgow is a great city. It feels a lot like Manchester actually.

"Glasgow crowds seem to be well up for a good night and won't just stand there stroking their chins. We had a warm welcome the last time we played there at Stereo."

It's been an excited year for the band who received critical praise for their bleak, doom laden pop debut album and performed at venues across the UK.

Starkie said: "We're very proud of Cavalcade and glad it's been well received. Word seems to be spreading as gigs are getting busier and busier. We've just played a sold out show at Manchester Gorilla and that blew us away."

The doom pop band formed from the ashes of another group called Omertà in 2008 and have just released their new single Plant The Seed, a synth-driven number that has received extensive air play on Xfm and caught the ear of Chris Hawkins on BBC 6Music and BBC Introducing.

The track was born from a moment of serendipity during a recording session, a method that Starkie says has led to the creation of some of the band's other tracks.

He added: "To be honest we went into the studio with the track unfinished. The chorus came from a random ad-lib I did while the track was on loop and we were all sorting out our parts. I wanted to write something hopeful as the rest of the album is quite bleak.

"Any one of us can kick the sing off. Sometimes it's a keyboard part, sometimes a bass line. I will then sing a vocal melody over the top with nonsense lyrics at first. The proper lyrics come later, usually on the day of recording."

The group, whose say their influences include David Bowie, The Smiths, Nirvana and The Rocky soundtrack, are now keen to return to the studio before getting some more festival dates under their belts.

Starkie said: "We have our next album to write so that's part of the plan. We will also be touring the UK again early next year and are looking at some European dates too.

"This year we played the Isle of Wight festival, Tramlines and Ramsbottom Festival so we are really keen to get more festival dates in 2016."

The Slow Readers Club will play The Classic Grand on Saturday, December 12.