English Teacher on escaping the clutches of post-punk

Formed by Lily Fontaine (vocals, rhythm guitar, synth), Douglas Frost (drums), Nicholas Eden (bass) and Lewis Whiting (lead guitar, synth), English Teacher was born in 2020. They pricked the ears of listeners on a national scale when “R&B” dropped one year later. Now, they’ve been tipped by various corners of the music press to be one of this year’s breakout bands. But is this heavy sense of expectation weighing them down?