January 10, 2018

The Academic: Tales From The Back Seat

irish rock quartet The Academic sing about perennial favourites theme of young men: mishaps (mainly about girls), arguments (with girls), friendships (in spite of girls) and being under preventing them to buy alcohol.

Their debut album Tales From The Back Seat has the pop-punk innocence of adolescents. The hooks and the riffs are all in place -and damn catchy at that - but the lyrics could do with a bit more life experience. For now they have to settle to be a tight band that can be popular with the teens. Time will tell if they can move beyond that demographic.

The Academic:
Craig Fitzgerald: vocals
Dean Gavin: drums
Matt Murtagh: guitar
Stephen Murtagh: bass

Tales From The Back Seat is a self-released album. Buy it from their website. Release date: January 12.

  1. Permanent Vacation
  2. Bear Claws
  3. Different
  4. I Feel It Too
  5. Bite My Tongue
  6. Fake ID
  7. Northern Boy
  8. Television
  9. Why Can't We Be Friends?
  10. Girlfriends
North America:
  • 02/13 DC9 Nightclub, Tuesday, Washington, DC
  • 02/14 The Foundry, Philadelphia, PA
  • 02/15 Mercury Lounge, New York, NY
  • 02/17 Great Scott, Allston, MA
  • 02/18 The Hollow, Albany, NY
  • 02/20 The Drake Hotel, Toronto, Canada
  • 02/21 The Basement, Columbus, OH
  • 02/23 Beat Kitchen, Chicago, IL
  • 02/24 The High Watt, Nashville, TN
  • 02/27 Lost Lake, Denver, CO
  • 03/02 The Vera Project, Seattle, WA
  • 03/05 Brick And Mortar Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
  • 03/06 The Resident, Los Angeles, CA
  • 03/07 Soda Bar, San Diego, CA
  • 04/09 Chelsea, Wien, Austria
  • 04/10 Circolo Magnolia, Segrate Mi, Italy
  • 04/12 Pop-Up!, Paris, France
  • 04/15 Bitterzoet, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 04/18 Heartbreakers, Southampton, United Kingdom
  • 04/19 The Garage, London, United Kingdom
  • 04/21 The Cellar, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 04/22 Mama Roux's, Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • 04/25 Chapel, Leeds, United Kingdom
  • 04/26 King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • 04/27 Manchester The Deaf Institute, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • 07/20 Iveagh Gardens, Dublin, Ireland

» theacademic.net

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