International Teachers Of Pop have shared a crisp Pink Floyd cover, re-working the prog giants’ classic single ‘Another Brick In The Wall’.
Latching on to the pop possibilities of Roger Waters & Co., this new version recalls everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Yazoo, a glitzy retro-futuristic vision of electronic chic.
When times are hard for Britain, Sheffield produces brilliant electronic pop groups. The Human League in the 80s, Moloko in the early 90s… and now International Teachers of Pop, arriving ready for Brexit with a dazzling debut album and tour.
They first appeared last summer with minor-key synthpop epic Age of the Train, which they described as “Northern Rail-baiting nerd disco”. A sample of an automated station announcement (about a delay to the 13.21 to Manchester airport) graced the middle-eight, and other songs tackle modern life’s absurdities through similarly witty means. On Repeat is about the monotony of going to work in May’s Britain set to a Giorgio Moroder-style soundtrack. A Kraftwerk-like cover of Pink Floyd’s Another Brick in the Wallis, fittingly, called The Re-moaner Mix.
ITOP are Adrian Flanagan and Dean Honer (of Moonlandingz and theEccentronic Research Council), plus singer Leonore Wheatley, whose vocals give the music an iciness redolent of Ladytron. The album was written on analogue synthesisers and dusty drum machines, but the band have a shiny, contemporary vision.
Ja és definitiu. Set anys després del seu darrer disc “Rock Dust Light Star.” Jamiroquai torna amb nova cançó i anuncia nou disc “Automaton” pel 31 de març. La seva música segueix tenint l’essència funk, però abraça tessitures més electròniques que l’acosten al so de Giorgio Moroder i del disco dels 80. Tornarem a ballar fins l’extenuació?