About The Academic
The Academic are an Irish indie rock quartet from the town of Mullingar. Formed when the bandmembers were still in their teens, the Academic found early exposure opening a show for the Pixies and soon began amassing a strong regional following. After signing a deal with Global Publishing in late 2014, they issued the singles "Different" and "Northern Boy," which were later included on their 2015 debut EP, Loose Friends. The summer-vibed 2016 single "Mixtape 2003" expanded on the Academic's hooky guitar pop sound and was followed a year later by another single, "Bear Claws."