The Academic: Bear Claws

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The Academic Thrilling young Irish indie rockers The Academic have announced the release of Bear Claws, a vibrant, anthemic piece of alt-rock mastery.

Following their independently released Loose Friends EP in 2015 and last year’s equally successful single Mixtape 2003, the band scored opening spots with Pixies, Noel Gallagher, Catfish And The Bottlemen, and Twenty One Pilots, in addition to supporting The Strokes at Hyde Park, London and recently completed a number of sold-out UK and Ireland headline shows.

The Academic is Craig Fitzgerald (vox/guitar), Dean Gavin (drums) and brothers Matt (lead guitar) and Stephen Murtagh (bass). [via Super Cat PR]


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29 Sept – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
01 Oct – The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
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05 Oct – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
07 Oct – Minglewood Hall – Memphis, TN
10 Oct – Maverick’s – Jacksonville, FL
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