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English Teacher Release New Single ‘Good Grief’ – Out Now via Nice Swan Records

November 11, 2021
Photo Credit: Holly Whitaker

English Teacher Release New Single ‘Good Grief’

Out Now via Nice Swan Records

Positioning themselves at the forefront of the emerging indie elite, Leeds quartet English Teacher announce the next phase in their remarkable development with mammoth new track ‘Good Grief’, out November 9th via Nice Swan Records (Sports Team, Pip Blom, FUR)

Steeped in alt-rock sensibilities and politically-charged lyricism, ‘Good Grief’ follows acclaimed singles ‘R&B’ and ‘Wallace’, landing them firmly on the radar of key figures across the press landscape (NME, DIY, Dork, So Young, The Line Of Best Fit) in recent months, as well as receiving considerable praise on the BBC Radio 1 (Jack Saunders, Gemma Bradley) and BBC 6 Music (Steve Lamacq, Lauren Laverne, Huw Stephens) airwaves.

Fiercely lead by enigmatic frontwoman Lily Fontaine, English Teacher’s soaring momentum shows no signs of slowing anytime soon, with the exhilarating guitar work and tenacious vocals in their newest effort sure to resonate with a clearly growing fanbase; whilst recent supports alongside the likes of Sports Team, FEET, SPRINTS and TV Priest have showcased their boundless potential on the live front.

Detailing ‘Good Grief’, the band explained: “The track follows the love story of Track and Trace as they navigate their relationship through 2020. It’s about the virtual dates, the TikTok dances, the Karens in supermarkets and the obscene levels of potentially avoidable suffering, once again, orchestrated by those at the top.”

In our view, English Teacher have already solidified themselves as one of the most incredible outfits of our time. But if this is your first experience of the outfit, then “Good Grief” amplifies that incredible song-writing skills and the bands ability to produce and create the most chaotic yet consuming compositions.

English Teacher bring this credible tone into the forefront of their vision, that fierce tonality intensifies as the track flows. Fontaine’s clear and charismatic vocal tones add this personal touch to the track, the vocals stir the momentum of this release and vividly paint a clear picture. There’s no denying that English Teacher have this explosive energy that resonates throughout each passage. A serious post-punk tonality flourishes through the coarse textures of the track which emphasizes when the power dynamically shifts and almost explodes at certain crucial points throughout the structure. “Good Grief” flirts with this immense bass line which punches this complexity into the abrasive instrumentation.

This track will leave you speechless. A mighty journey you need to embrace- hit play now.

Produced by Theo Verney (TRAAMS, FEET, Lazarus Kane), English Teacher’s ‘Good Grief’ is out now via Nice Swan Records and available on all digital platforms.

English Teacher is Lily Fontaine (vocals, rhythm guitar, synth), Douglas Frost (drums, vocals), Nicholas Eden (bass), Lewis Whiting (lead guitar)


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