Today (January 24) English Teacher released a new amazing track called “Song About Love” — watch it below.
The song was released on the cult indie label Speedy Wunderground, and her bandmate was Speedy boss Dan Carey.
Speaking about the new track, the band’s leader Lily Fontaine said: “It’s a pop song about housework, not about anyone else, and that even songs with social or political themes analyzing contemporary discourse, rather than lyricism about tedious topics like romantic love, still come from a place of love or lack thereof.”
Fontaine continued: “The final recording is one of the first recordings we made in the studio, thanks to the atmosphere that Dan and Speedy create for work. It was a relief to finally get in the room and discuss our music and music in general; what came out on the other end definitely couldn’t have happened elsewhere, with another producer or on another day.”
You can listen to the song here:
An English teacher recently spoke to NME about the importance of keeping BBC Introbing — a platform that gives new artists a platform to develop. It is currently under threat due to some proposed service cuts from the BBC.
Lewis Whiting, guitarist of English Teacher, said the constant support the band received from BBC Introducing was “invaluable.”
He continued: “This is the main thing that local bands strive for: you can see that in the past the local BBC Introbing broadcast brought results and made the career of the bands more tangible. It gave us a future.”
Speaking about their relationship with BBC Introducing’s West Yorkshire DJ Emily Pilbeam, Fontaine added: “Local BBC Introducing DJs form an ongoing relationship with the artists they play. Pilbeam has been there since day one and always went to our concerts and offered us DJ sets.
Fontaine said Pilbeam’s support of English Teacher helped the art punk quartet hold their London headlining debut in Lexington in December 2021.
She continued: “If [the BBC] brings together different local shows, which I think they plan to do, then someone like Emily won’t be able to pay as much attention to new bands if they’re from a large region like Yorkshire; each individual band will get less attention and, in turn, the queue will get fewer opportunities. The current system is democratic. Without this, we would have lost the sense of community associated with working with BBC Introbing.”
In other news, English Teacher will soon embark on a UK Independent Venue Week tour and play their first concert in the US at SXSW in March.