After their recent collaboration with Sleaford Mods’ Jason Williamson on the riotously fun track I Stole Yer Plimsolls, International Teachers Of Pop release their second album entitled Pop Gossip.
Ahead of the album the band come out firing on all ‘pop not pop’ cylinders with the second single from the album Don’t Diss The Disco, a glorious celebration of old and new school dancefloor togetherness.
Music and dancing is one of the last great unifiers that we have. It doesn’t discriminate, it doesn’t care about race, sexual preferences, religion or what side of the fence you are on politically. Music chooses you and you just have to submit yourself to its peculiar yet tender headlock! Don’t Diss the Disco is about that. It references Studio 54, Grace Jones and Bianca Jagger on a White Horse - but it’s mainly about clubs where we and our friends frequent like ‘Homoelectric in Manchester. This is a song for our kind of freaks and miscreants and the incessant snobbery faced by them for liking good pop music, good disco, genre’s that on the surface might not be deemed cool, but actually save souls.
The album was recorded and produced by the band at Dean’s Bowling green studio in Sheffield, Included is Katie Mason on this record who sings live with the band as a double pronged two headed front person with Leonore - and their voices together work like a harmonious dream.