Posts Tagged ‘The Academic’

November 21, 2017

On the heels of Irish band The Academic’s fine lead single Permanent Vacation from their next album Tales From The Backseat comes this infectiously rollicking alt rock song, on which they pose the question “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” Oh, I’d love to be your friend, guys! I’d imagine life would be that much more vibrant and colorful when I can constantly relish in your sun kissed brand of animated music, replete with big, crisp hooks and bright popping melodies. Tales From The Backseat arrives January 12th. You can pre-order now, here.

November 10, 2017

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 11.06.2017 – 11.09.2017

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November 7, 2017

Music, to me, is sort of like a permanent vacation of sorts. No matter where you are, or what’s going on, you can escape into the rapport of music. Escape this morning we do to the sounds of Irish indie rock crew The Academic and their jaunty bopping, infectious hopping recent single Permanent Vacation, the first single from the band’s newly announced album Tales From The Backseat, due out January 12th. The Academic brings a welcome dose of summery sunshine and uplifting indie rock on the popping jam, which reminds me of some of my favorite songs from Clean Cut Kid with its dusty ebullience. Permanent Vacation is out now via Downtown / Interscope. Let it brighten your day on this chilly autumn morning, as it did mine. 

July 12, 2017

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 07.07.2017 – 07.11.2017

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July 11, 2017

I love a good bear claw, and one of my favorite such pastries comes by way of a cute little shop named Sweetie Pies Bakery in downtown Napa, though they tend to sell out early in the day. Turns out, there’s a new kind of bear claw I love now too, and it comes by way of Irish indie rockers The Academic. Bear Claws has deservedly been called by some as “the biggest indie anthem of the year”. It’s a massively hooking anthem with hints of early The Strokes paired with the earth riffing allure of bands like Catfish and the Bottlemen and Circa Waves. It’s hard to believe The Academic still hasn’t announced a debut full length after enrapturing us for well over two years. I’m crossing my fingers and hoping we hear some delightful news soon. Tasty Bear Claws is out now via UMG / Downtown.

September 13, 2016

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 09.09.2016

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September 11, 2016

The Academic’s Mixtape 2003 may not actually be a mixtape, but this infectious tune packs more punch than most actual mixtapes I encounter. The Irish band’s alt rock chugger just received a music video treatment, so we’re diving back into its high spirits and rhapsodic hooks. Mixtape 2003 is one for fans of bands like Catfish and the Bottlemen, Circa Waves, or Fidlar, a springy burst of modern rock and roll. Mixtape 2003′s music video is an appropriate splash of vibrant colors and popping visuals. Grab the song from iTunes/Apple music, here.

July 10, 2016

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 07.06.2016

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July 7, 2016

When I first saw the title of this next one, I thought I had encountered a mixtape. But Mixtape 2003 is neither a mixtape, nor is it from 2003. Instead, it’s Irish band The Academic’s new single, a raucous sweeping alt rock chugger brimming with roughhewn nostalgia. Mixtape 2003′s spirited guitars and rhapsodic chorus remind me of Fidlar and Catfish and the Bottlemen, with a touch of The Strokes’ springiness. Mixtape 2003 is some good ol’ denim worn rock. You’ll want to kick back to this song and keep on repeat as you toss back some drinks with your boys and reminisce about the good old days. Mixtape 2003 will be out on August 12th.

September 24, 2015

The Academic is a band from Ireland who’s already considered one of the break out bands of the year back at home after having only released two songs. Debut single Different was a runaway success earlier this year, and now they follow it up with Northern Boy, an indie rock song that starts off deeply mournful but slowly lifts out of that darkness into optimistic hopefulness. It’s a captivating, rousing song from a band who’s already opened for Noel Gallagher, Catfish and the Bottlemen, and Kodaline. They even joined The Strokes at their sold out show at Hyde Park and have huge touring plans ahead in place. Cinematic, powerful Northern Boy will be on The Academic’s debut EP, out October 30th. Listen to rollicking, expansive debut single, Different, below.