Photo Credit: Rhiannon Kane
“A Leeds post-punk four-piece who take their place in the front rank of great new British bands” The Sunday Times
“The fierce and magnetic draw of a future punk great” NME
“Leeds post-punkers with an eye for a cutting one-liner” DIY
“English Teacher are the shimmering new band on the bloke who’ll be dropping jaws in no time” Dork
Leeds indie heavyweights English Teacher announce details of debut EP ‘Polyawkward’, and share sumptuous new cut ‘A55’, out today (January 17th) via Nice Swan Records (Sports Team, Pip Blom, FUR).
The follow-up to mammoth lead track ‘Good Grief’, ‘A55’ captures the group’s trademark enigmatic wordplay and vivid musicianship in full flow, adding further credence to their status as key players amongst the emerging indie elite, having already been spotlighted in the NME 100, DIY’s Class of 2022 and Dork’s 2022 Hype List.
Detailing their second EP reveal, bandleader Lily Fontaine explained: “”Writing the lyrics for ‘A55’ was a cathartic exercise after waking up with ‘The Fear’ the morning after the night before – reflecting on the rise and fall of the ego as it became affected by what I put in my body, I hoped that putting it down in verse would make the embarrassment all worth it.”
With a formidable twelve months ahead, English Teacher are certainly primed to capitalise on their impressive early momentum, following widespread critical acclaim (The Sunday Times, NME, DIY, Dork, So Young, The Line Of Best Fit, Clash, Gigwise), a slew of impeccable live slots (supporting Sports Team, Yard Act, FEET, SPRINTS and TV Priest) and countless spins on the BBC Radio 1 (Jack Saunders, Gemma Bradley), BBC 6 Music (Steve Lamacq, Lauren Laverne, Huw Stephens) and KEXP airwaves.
Produced by Theo Verney (TRAAMS, FEET, Lazarus Kane), English Teacher’s ‘A55’ is out today (January 17th) via Nice Swan Records and will be available on all digital platforms. Pre-order debut EP ‘Polyawkward’ here.
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English Teacher is Lily Fontaine (vocals, rhythm guitar, synth), Douglas Frost (drums, vocals), Nicholas Eden (bass), Lewis Whiting (lead guitar)
Polyawkward (EP) Tracklist
01 – Polyawkward
02 – A55
03 – Mental Maths
04 – Yorkshire Tapas
05 – Good Grief
18th Jan – The Old Blue Last, London (DIY’s Hello 2022 showcase)