International Teachers of Pop have announced details of their forthcoming second album Pop Gossip, out on 29th May, and have shared a new video for latest single ‘Don’t Diss the Disco’, which comes hot on the heels of their recent collaboration with Sleaford Mods’ Jason Williamson.
It’s a joyous, sparking amalgamation of disco old and new, with squelchy bass and shard of synth chords over something Kylie would have been proud of, with the sort of singalong chorus she (and a thousand others like her) would kill for.
ITOP founder and erstwhile Moonlandingz/ Eccentronic Research Council/ Adult Entertainment man Adrian Flanagan says of it “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 & 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”.
Check out the Homoelectric dedicated video, here