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After two years spent helming the surreal space-psych-glam of The Moonlandingz, Adrian Flanagan and Dean Honer were left at a crossroads of where to take their music next. Continue with the sound that had brought them attention, or strike out for pastures new?

We can be thankful then that they chose the latter option, because their new project International Teachers of Pop is already garnering a cult fanbase for their day-glo, retro disco pop.

A collaboration between Flanagan and Honer and vocalist Leonore Wheatley (also of Nottingham band The Soundcarriers – whose Entropicalia album is, by the way, one of the most distinctive and fully realised albums to emerge from the current psych revival scene), International Teachers of Pop is a sharp left turn for all involved, but a hugely pleasurable and rewarding one. There’s a fair amount of shtick going on, but with bizzaro world floor fillers like After Dark under their belt, it’s hard not to get on board with this.

The band play The Cluny on Monday 18th February in support of their eponymous debut album, and are joined by the night by Beija Flo, making waves for her extroverted doom pop, and the slick R&B informed indie of Shamu.


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