Teachers was formed in 2010 by U.S. environmentalist, entrepreneur and musician Benjamin Bronfman together with Grey McMurray, Steve Borth, Matt Kranz and Scottie Redix. Bronfman and Teachers have previously worked with Kanye West and contributed to his single “Monster” featuring Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross and Bon Iver. In 2013, Teachers co-produced New Slaves, the first single out of Kanye’s Yeezus album, earning Bronfman his first Grammy nomination. The New York based band deliver cheerfully luminous melodies mixed with urban interpretations of dated pop songs.
London via Malmö group Francobollo claim to provide: “Everything you ever wanted for Christmas, but were afraid to ask: head turning, eyebrow-raising, jaw-dropping, pant-shitting shows”. They sound like Weezer, Pavement and Grandaddy in a blender and became the first signing to producer Charlie Andrew’s (Alt-J, Marika Hackman, Darwin Deez) new record label, and publishing company. Their next single Kinky Lola was premiered on DIY and Clash Magazine, and featured on Spotify’s Fresh Finds playlist. The Wonderful EP followed in November.