International Teachers of Pop
International Teachers of Pop - New project from The Moonlandingz founders. It’s 10 months since The Moonlandingz founders / writers Adrian Flanagan (Eccentronic Research Council) and Dean Honer (All Seeing I /I Monster) bumped in to lead singer, Leonore Wheatley (The Soundcarriers) at a ‘Circuit Bending Workshop’ in South Yorkshire where they decided to try writing “one song together and see what happens!”
Well, what happened from writing that one song was; Marc Riley at BBC 6 Music invited them in to do a live radio session for which they wrote a couple more songs. Then the Lord and Lady Mayoress of Sheffield outsider pop music, Jarvis Cocker and Roisin Murphy, both invited the group (now calling themselves, IInternational Teachers of Pop) to do a few live shows with them. One (with Jarvis) was for two nights in a cave in Derbyshire and the other (with Roisin) at the prestigious Somerset House in London, so the band wrote a few more songs to give themselves something resembling a live set.
International Teachers of Pop was all written, recorded and Mixed at Dean Honer’s Bowling Green Studios in Sheffield using mainly pre- 1980’s U.S and Soviet analogue synthersizers and a collection of dusty old drum machines and is influenced by producers of disco and pop such as Giorgio Moroder, Martin Rushent & Bobby Orlando whilst straddling a lineage of artist such as Kraftwerk, the Human League, Suzanne Ciani and Broadcast.
Always with one eye on pop music and the other on something more artful, playful and slightly wicked, Leonore Wheatley from the group describes it as “Grace Slick on the raz with Donna Summer and the Pet Shop Boys, legging it over to Kraftwerk’s gaff for a quick synth-sesh before getting a cab round to All Saints gaff to sing at the telly til the sun comes up!”
LP - Black Vinyl.
LP+ - Limited Green Vinyl. First 50 Copies are Signed.
CD - Digipack.
- Genre UK & EU
- Released 08/02/19