Deezer NEXT 2017: The Academic

Posted by Roman Tagoe | January 19, 2017 | MUSIC
The Academic


Let us introduce you to the emerging acts we’re excited about in 2017. Deezer NEXT is all about supporting the next generation of great music and helping you to find your next favourite artist.

Without further ado meet one of the twelve acts we can’t wait to hear more from this year.

Introducing: The Academic

AKA: The Crown Princes of Indie

Hometown: Mullingar, Ireland

Who are they? A four piece indie band who’ve stolen hearts in Ireland and are set to take it global.

The sound: It’s just straight up rock and roll. There aren’t enough bands crafting rock anthems right now but The Academic do just that. With rousing choruses and infectiously catchy hooks they’ll be your new favourite band in no time. There’s real intelligence behind the lyrics and they do a fine line in a documenting the ups and downs of relationships and early 20s life. Think Arctic Monkeys for a new generation.

Why we love them: They make us love guitar music again. They’re also cracking live. We recently put on a special Deezer Live show for an invite-only audience of just 100 fans at Whelan’s in Dublin and they blew us away. You can get a taste in the footage below and in the live album we recorded on the night.

Start with: the new single, Bear Claws. With a soaring chorus and triumphant energy it’s an absolute indie banger.

Go deeper: Listen to the band’s Loose Friends EP which also shows off the full range of their songwriting nous.

Watch and listen to The Academic’s Deezer NEXT live show

Check out The Academic coming out tour dates on their Facebook Page

Follow The Academic

Listen to more from The Academic and follow them on Deezer.

Instagram: @theacademic | Twitter: @TheAcademic | Facebook: @theacademic

See the full Deezer NEXT 2017 list and listen to all the artists in our playlist.

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