English Teacher can do the slowburn too. Their latest single isn’t so much as a departure from their thrilling post-punk poetry, it’s just a slightly slower trip and one that grows and grows. It also adroitly captures the paranoia and anxiety the morning after the night before can bring.
Singer Lily Fontaine expands – “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.”
English Teacher were also one of my tips of year for Under The Radar mag, and you can read my tips along with other writers very fine choices HERE
‘A55’ is out now via Nice Swan Records and will be available on all digital platforms. Pre-order debut EP ‘Polyawkward’ here.
English Teacher is Lily Fontaine (vocals, rhythm guitar, synth), Douglas Frost (drums, vocals), Nicholas Eden (bass), Lewis Whiting (lead guitar)