The activities of most Mullingar teenagers are often questionable, not so this quartet of talented young fellows who are breaking into the Irish music scene with a very refined and fresh sound. The four lads have an abundance of energy which they express through their fast-paced songs and spirited stage presence. But they’re not just any old teen band, their talents have not gone unnoticed, and they’ve done the whole Irish circuit appearing on Other Voices, at Longitude and Electric Picnic while also gigging overseas in Spain and the UK. Occupying a sound somewhere between the Vaccines and the Riptide Movement their songs have professional sounding hooks and choruses while still retaining an exuberance and teenage angst. The Academic are set for big things and recently signing with record label Global bound to only give a boost to their upward trajectory. If you get a chance to see them perform live, grab it before they start packing out the 3Arena.

Author: Kevin O’Reilly