The Academic release brand new track, ‘Acting My Age’, which is lifted from their brand new EP of the same name out on Friday via Capitol Records.
The track, and resulting EP was produced by Kaiser Chiefs’ Nick Hodgson. It’s a razor-sharp, guitar track by a band who do razor-sharp guitar tracks in spades. Adventurous and propulsive, it showcases one of Ireland’s best new bands on the cusp of becoming the best new band in Ireland, the UK, and beyond.
As Mullinger’s finest, The Academic are already deemed hometown heroes in the heart of Ireland with a #1 album to their name. The songs are the sort that make a quick impact; sharp, buoyant and explosive. By second listen you’ve got the melodies nailed, fizzing around in your cranium.
Listen to ‘Acting My Age’ by The Academic on the Shoot Music New Releases playlist on Spotify.
That The Academic make music that embraces the electric guitar and aren’t shy of arena sized choruses suggests that guitar music could well be heading straight back to the mainstream after a decade or more laying resolutely fallow.
Despite being in the infancy as a global concern, The Academic have already sold out rooms across the UK in semi-regular forays outside of Ireland, and they’ve also received the props of Mick Jagger who personally selected them to support The Rolling Stones in Dublin.
That Mullinger has them down as hometown heroes and local-boys-about-to-explode, will
doubtless be of importance to those who have studied the rulebook of city specific era-
defining guitar acts from Oasis to Arctic Monkeys, Sam Fender to Kasabian. Primed now as Ireland’s most likely to, The Academic are ready to become what they deserve.
Fronted by Craig Fitzgerald, the young four-piece sit at the centre of a venn diagram that draws from the likes of Phoenix, The Strokes, Franz Ferdinand and Vampire Weekend.
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