International Teachers of Pop
INTERNATIONAL TEACHERS OF POP – (New DISCO project from The Moonlandingz founders.)
The Moonlandingz founders/ co-songwriters, Adrian Flanagan (Eccentronic Research Council) & Dean Honer (All Seeing I) have teamed up with singer Leonore Wheatley of Nottingham’s library psych group, The Soundcarriers (Ghost Box) for an exciting new ‘nerd disco’ project called INTERNATIONAL TEACHERS OF POP and they are now taking it for a short tour around the UK.
The group formed early in 2018 at a ‘Circuit Bending’ workshop in a school in Valhalla Dale, South Yorkshire where Leonore teaches Music.
Their first live appearance was in a cave in Derbyshire (The Devils Arse) on invite from the Lord mayor of South Yorkshire and misshape pop, JARVIS COCKER.
A month later, after an A&R scramble post a triumphant BBC 6 MUSIC radio session for Marc Riley they signed an album and singles deal with Republic of Music to release their music on their own imprint, DESOLATE SPOOLS.
In the past weeks I.T.O.P. have been wowing crowds at the prestigious Somerset House with another Sheffield outsider Pop Legend, Roisin Murphy and packing out tents at Bluedot Festival at Jodrell Bank with festival appearances at Greenman Festival and Electric Fields augmented by a full live group including the throbbing disco beat of Moonlandingz drummer, Rich Westley along with arts, crafts and pottery expert, Katie Mason on additional vocals and interpretive dance.
International Teachers of Pop debut single ‘AGE OF THE TRAIN’ has just hit the radio and is already picking up traction with BBC 6 MUSIC.