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The Academic

The Academic is an indie rock band hailing from Mullingar, Ireland. Formed in 2013, the four-piece group consists of Craig Fitzgerald on vocals and guitar, Dean Gavin on drums, Matthew Murtagh on bass, and Stephen Murtagh on guitar. With their infectious energy and catchy melodies, The Academic has gained a loyal following both in Ireland and internationally. Their debut album "Tales From The Backseat" was released in 2018 to critical acclaim. Known for their dynamic live performances, The Academic continues to captivate audiences with their heartfelt lyrics and anthemic sound.

Since their formation, The Academic has been making waves in the music industry with their unique blend of indie rock and pop sensibilities. They have toured extensively across Europe and North America, sharing stages with renowned acts such as Twenty One Pilots and Catfish and the Bottlemen.

With a growing discography that includes hit singles like "Bear Claws" and "Why Can't We Be Friends?", The Academic has proven themselves to be a force to be reckoned with in the alternative music scene. Their music resonates with listeners of all ages, capturing the essence of youth while addressing universal themes of love, friendship, and self-discovery.


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