English Teacher – Wallace

Wallace is a woozy ode to the hopelessness of being distracted by the band leader of the Titanic (Wallace Hartley) playing on as the ship sinks. Over hypnotic strums, vocalist Lily Fontaine takes on the voice of authority and pulls the wool over our eyes with the mighty curtains of religion and politics before taking us down into a pit of psychedelia and asks what we’ll do under a spell as the apocalypse comes down.

In the next moment the titanic house band kicks in with a violin break and a genuine funeral march for the human race.

A fucking good song and a warning to the easily distracted. This Leeds band won’t be letting you sink into the cold waters of the North Atlantic like the song title’s namesake. 

Published by heyrichey

I like music. In my spare time sometimes I listen to it and then write about the music I've listened to.

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