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Polyawkward - Repress

    Leeds indie heavyweights English Teacher announce details of debut EP ‘Polyawkward’, 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.”

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    Live At The Brudenell Social Club (RSD24 EDITION)

      THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2024 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON SATURDAY APRIL 20TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

      IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 8PM ON MONDAY APRIL 22ND.


      Vinyl of live audio taken form the band's homecoming headline show (in Leeds 2023)Side A 1. Intro (Live at Brudenell Social Club) 2. The Worldís Biggest Paving Slab (Live at Brudenell Social Club) 3. Albatross (Live at Brudenell Social Club) 4. A55 (Live at Brudenell Social Club) 5. Mastermind Specialism (Live BrudenellSocial Club)6. You Blister My Paint (Live at Brudenell Social Club) 7. Broken Biscuits (Live at Brudenell Social Club) 8. Nearly Daffodils (Live at Brudenell Social Club) 9. R&B (Live at Brudenell Social Club) 10. Albert Road (Live at Brudenell Social Club) 11. This Could Be Texas (Live at Brudenell Social Club) 12. Good Grief (Live at Brudenell Social Club)

      English Teacher

      This Could Be Texas

        Leeds indie frontrunners English Teacher announce debut LP ‘This Could Be Texas’. Preceded by initial LP reveals ‘The World’s Biggest Paving Slab’, ‘Nearly Daffodils’ and ‘Mastermind Specialism’, which were all A-listed on the BBC 6 Music playlist, English Teacher’s remarkable ascent continues to reach new levels, having completed sold-out debut UK and US headline runs last autumn, following their thrilling debut appearance on Later With...Jools Holland. Announced as Independent Venue Week Artist Ambassador for 2024. Lead singer Lily Fontaine explains, “I want this album to feel like you’ve gone to space, and it turns out its almost identical to Doncaster. It’s about in-betweens, it’s about home, and it’s about Desire Paths." In several songs, Fontaine reflects on growing up as a mixed-race individual in a place, she says, “where many didn’t have any tolerance towards people who are different” in a post-Brexit landscape.

        The debut album by Leeds frontrunners ‘This Could Be Texas’ will be released on 12th April 2023.

        Lead singer Lily Fontaine explains, “I want this album to feel like you’ve gone to space, and it turns out its almost identical to Doncaster. It’s about in-betweens, it’s about home, and it’s about Desire Paths."

        STAFF COMMENTS

        Barry says: There's some brilliant music coming out of the London art/noise/garage rock scene at the moment and while i'm a big fan of pretty much all of it, there's nothing there that hits my feels quite as much as Leeds' English Teacher. Jagged, energetic instrumentation and moments of placid, drifting ambience abound, this is a startlingly cohesive and wonderfully deep debut.

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        The World's Biggest Paving Slab

          The World's Biggest Paving Slab' on limited press 7" vinyl. In words on Lily Fontaine, "“I wrote and recorded the demo in my bedroom in one day, during my final year of university in 2018. Moving to a city for university forced me to reflect on how my experience of growing up in and around Pendle, how witnessing the social, economic and political issues that exist around there in juxtaposition with the beauty of the landscape and the characters that live within in it, has shaped me into the artist and person that I am. These semi-rural stories leak into most of my writing; in particular, this song tackles delusions of grandeur and inferiority from the perspective of a small town’s local celebrities. It’s split into two halves."

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          Side A: The World's Biggest Paving Slab
          Side B: The World's Biggest Paving Slab (Demo)


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