“A Leeds post-punk four-piece who take their place in the front rank of great new British bands” The Sunday
“The fierce and magnetic draw of a future punk great” NME
“Leeds post-punkers with an eye for a cutting one-liner” DIY
“One of the very best new bands around” Dork
“They could be your new favourite band” The Line Of Best Fit
“A decidedly cool emerging punk band” So Young Magazine
“Matching barbed, often hilarious lyricism against bundles of askew guitar pop riffery” Clash
“Post-punk’s latest bright hope” Gigwise
Leeds indie heavyweights English Teacher bring their live show to Cambridge.
Steeped in alt-rock sensibilities and politically-charged lyricism, their debut EP ‘Polyawkward’ showcases the group’s
limitless potential in full flow, spearheaded by mammoth lead track ‘Good Grief’, vivid follow-up ‘A55’ and
exhilarating latest effort ‘Mental Maths’.
Newly confirmed to support US indie icons Yeah Yeah Yeahs on their UK tour this summer, the band’s
unstoppable rise shows no signs of easing anytime soon, with their own debut UK headline tour also lined
up this month, followed by countless festival dates and autumn shows with fellow Yorkshire breakout stars
Detailing their EP, enigmatic bandleader Lily Fontaine revealed: “‘Polyawkward’ is a journey of self discovery
around supermarkets, along pub crawls, through lockdowns, space, time, hooks and wonk.”
With a formidable 2022 already well underway, English Teacher’s status as key players amongst the
emerging indie elite continues to develop at an impressive rate, with the NME 100, DIY Class of 2022 and
Dork 2022 Hype List figures attracting 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, 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 ‘Polyawkward’ (EP) is out now
via Nice Swan Records and available on all digital platforms.
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English Teacher is Lily Fontaine (vocals, rhythm guitar, synth), Douglas Frost (drums, vocals), Nicholas Eden
(bass), Lewis Whiting (lead guitar)