Monday, July 10, 2017

Track Of The Day :: The Academic - Bear Claws

Words: Sam Geary

Mullingar indie rock four, The Academic, return with their first new release since last year’s 'Mixtape 2013' - a dynamite single in the shape of 'Bear Claws'.

Released last Friday (July 7) after being premiered the day before by Annie Mac on her BBC Radio One show, the Irish band -Craig Fitzgerald, Dean Gavin, and brothers Matt and Stephen Murtagh - have come up with a big, upbeat track of rhythmic textures that features their trademark vocal style and scorching guitars, and sing-along chorus to boot.

Grab a listen.

Set to make their mark on the US, the band head Stateside this autumn to tour with Judah & The Lion.

28 Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
29 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
01 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
02 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II
05 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
07 Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
10 Jacksonville, FL @ Maverick’s
14 Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
15 Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
16 Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theatre
19 Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
22 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
25 Little Rock, AR @ Metroplex
26 Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom

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