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International Teachers Of Pop Share New Track, 'Flood The Club'
Patrick Clarke , May 19th, 2020 11:20

Proceeds from sales of the new track will go to the much-loved Hebden Bridge Trades Club

International Teachers of Pop have shared another taste of their forthcoming second LP, Pop Gossip, the single 'Flood The Club'. You can watch the video above.

The group are donating the proceeds from sales of the new track to much-loved independent venue The Trades Club in Hebden Bridge, to help it through the coronavirus crisis. You can download it for 99p here, with all proceeds going to the Trades Club.

Says the band's Adrian Flanagan, also a member of The Moonlanding and the Eccentronic Research Council: "The Trades Club have been great supporters of ITOP and all my projects for years so we wanted to try help them during this time where independent grassroots venues are really struggling to keep afloat.

"When you're touring lots it does become a bit like Groundhog Day. You turn up at a venue, get shoved in a little windowless cubbyhole with a packet of crisps and a bottle of beer for a few hours before some grumpy chump comes and tells you to get on stage and you spring in to action, which is totally the opposite to how you get treated at The Trades Club.

"At The Trades you get treated like family, you get treated like a human being and despite people thinking touring musicians come from another planet and are not like everyone else. We still miss our Mams and a decent hot meal. Playing The trades club is always that much needed cuddle on the tour itinerary and for that reason alone it’s our pleasure to try to do our little bit to help them!"

Of the track, meanwhile, Flanagan said: "It’s a bit darker than our usual electro pop fare, the track envisions a dystopian world of clubbing that’s very clean, nightclubs with their sprinklers on all night, taps over flowing on to the dance floor. I guess it’s accidentally quite topical ! It’ll be interesting to see how this all pans out, I, for one, like my clubs a little grimy. If I’ve not left a club with soil on my knees and a strangers dribble on my shirt, I’ve not been out!"

International Teachers Of Pop's second album, Pop Gossip, is released on August 28 via Desolate Spools. You can pre-order it here.

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