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English Teacher Announce Debut EP ‘Polyawkward’ & Share New Single ‘A55’

January 19, 2022
Photo Credit: Rhiannon Kane


Announce Debut EP ‘POLYAWKWARD’ due via Nice Swan Records

& Share New Single ‘A55’

Leeds indie heavyweights English Teacher announce details of debut EP ‘Polyawkward’, and share sumptuous new cut ‘A55’, out now (January 17th) 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 100DIY’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.”

English Teacher have this absolutely intoxicating energy present in their work and clearly captured within their latest single “A55”. A single which consumes the audience with its unpredictable flow, its shifting tension and angular attributes. In our view, English Teacher have already solidified themselves as one of the most incredible outfits of our time. Another composition which showcases the flawless work that this outfit creates. 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, even in the midst of the calmer softer passages, the intensity is simply striking.

With a formidable twelve months ahead, English Teacher are certainly primed to capitalise on their impressive early momentum, following 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, Yard Act, 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 ‘A55’ is out now (January 17th) 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)

Polyawkward (EP) Tracklist
01 – Polyawkward
02 – A55
03 – Mental Maths
04 – Yorkshire Tapas
05 – Good Grief


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