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Released: 12.04.24







Listen to the lyrics of most new(ish) bands and they’re often replete with tales of collective anxiety, lack of belonging or insecurities of various kinds. It’s always refreshing, raw and honest to hear, and with singer and tour de force Lily Fontaine and her Leeds post-punk four-piece, Doug Frost (drums/piano/vocals), Nick Eden (bass) and Lewis Whiting (drums), these qualities seem even more pronounced.

There’s so much wit and wisdom on display from English Teacher. Fontaine details personal and regional kitchen-sink style dramas, magpie-like in her words and ideas, painting images like a young Alan Bennett or lyrically deft Morrissey. This Could Be Texas showcases a vital band just scratching the surface of their potential and they’ll be your favourite band in no time.


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