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Leeds indie frontrunners English Teacher announce debut LP ‘This Could Be Texas’ (pre-order here), set for release April 12th via Island Records, and share poignant new track ‘Albert Road’, arriving today (January 19th) alongside news of their biggest UK headline tour to date this spring.
Comprising of Lily Fontaine (vocals, rhythm guitar, synth), Douglas Frost (drums, piano, vocals), Nicholas Eden (bass) and Lewis Whiting (lead guitar), ‘This Could Be Texas’ marks the culmination of a band who have worked tirelessly to craft and develop their music. From their earliest days practicing in basements around Leeds, to gigging at grassroots venues and more, the group’s debut record provides a fitting reflection of their work to date. With its intricately layered and meticulously crafted melodies, the four-piece explore far- ranging themes such as a lack of belonging, collective anxiety and insecurity, as explained by enigmatic frontperson Fontaine:

“I want this album to feel like you’ve gone to space and it turns out it’s almost identical to Doncaster. It’s about inbetweens, it’s about home, and it’s about Desire Paths.” In several songs, Fontaine reflects on growing up as a mixed-race individual in a place, she says, “where many didn’t have any tolerance towards people who are different” in a post-Brexit landscape.