Yeah I know, it's only June but I thought I'd get in there early and take a punt for album of the year. For me it's Build A Tower by The Slow Readers Club. Probably.
I can't even pigeon hole it in to a specific genre because it doesn't really need to be. It's one of those albums that you will listen to over and over again. Not just for the next few weeks, but for the next few years. It's really that good.
The Slow Readers Club are from Manchester, inevitably, and they're sound could be compared to Blossoms, Editors and numerous other bands. But somehow they manage to create their own unique sound that is unlike anything else in the genre.
They recently did a tour across the UK which was incredibly well received and I for one cannot wait for them to head out on the road again.
Anyway, have a listen to a couple of their songs in the videos below. First up is 'You Opened Up My Heart', and that's followed by their first single from the album 'Lunatic'.