The Academic – Bear Claws 
The Academic - Bear Claws

Release Date: Out Now

I’m sensing some sort of sync opportunity as this Irish indie quartet hail from Mullingar  so we could soon see a Listen With Mullingar hook up if we play our cards right. Anyway, corporate shenanigans aside, The Academic’s new single ‘Bear Claws’ is a delightful indie-pop romp that will have audiences swooning and swaying in equal measure. Smoother than Vampire Weekend, more romantic than the Strokes but with more of an edge than Bombay Bicycle Club and the melodies of early Teenage Fanclub you can see why these four lads are making a name for themselves. Off they go to America with at least one great tune and who’s to say they haven’t got more?

Live Dates: 

All dates with Judah + The Lion

28th September – The Blue Note, Columbia
29th September – First Avenue, Minneapolis
1st October – The Intersection, Grand Rapids
2nd October – The Rave II, Milwaukee
5th October – Newport Music Hall, Columbus
7th October – Minglewood Hall, Memphis
10th October – Maverick’s, Jacksonville
14th October – Music Farm, Charleston
15th October – The Ritz, Raleigh
16th October – Jefferson Theatre, Charlottesville
19th October – Town Hallroom, Buffalo
22nd October – 9:30 Club, Washington
25th October – Metroplex, Little Rock
26th October – Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa

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