INTERNATIONAL TEACHERS OF POP (UK)
After two successful years of sell out tours, a critically acclaimed album, heavily playlisted singles & incendiary festival appearance across Europe, The Moonlandingz founders and co-songwriters Adrian Flanagan (Eccentronic Research Council) & Dean Honer (All Seeing I) have teamed up with Nottingham’s library psych group, The Soundcarriers lead singer, Leonore Wheatley for an exciting new ‘nerd disco’ project called INTERNATIONAL TEACHERS OF POP.
After writing their first song, 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 & Lady Mayoress of Sheffield outsider pop music, Jarvis Cocker & Roisin Murphy, both invited the group to do a few live shows with them. So the band wrote a few more songs to give themselves something resembling a live set. Immediately after those live shows they signed a record & distribution deal with Republic of Music in Brighton which allowed the group to put out a couple of killer singles over the summer - the Northern Rail baiting, nerd disco of ‘Age of the Train’ & the ‘Moroder playing down a youth club in Rotherham’ radio bothering, ‘After Dark’.
Now, after a spate of sporadic sell out shows, a mini tour and electrifying festival appearances, ITOP are proud to announce the release of their eponymously titled debut album and are ready for live shows across Europe.