THE ACADEMIC - SEA (PEOPLES)
Extra informationThe Academic’s concert, initially taking place on 25.03.20, has been rescheduled for 29.10.20. Tickets remain valid or can be exchanged for a voucher. Ticket holders will be contacted by e-mail soon.
The best of Irish pop rock with infuriatingly catchy tunes
WhenThu. 29 Oct, 2020
an infectious blend of indie/rock
Forming in their early teens, The Academic, are one of Ireland’s most exciting new young bands. Playing an infectious blend of indie/rock the band have been building quite a reputation for their live shows. This young band have an astonishing ability to craft scores of songs that make people want to sing and dance and it has not gone unnoticed, their debut single “Different” released in 2015, was an instant hit picking up radio airplay all over the world including Radio 1 and Radio X in the UK as well as being the No.1 independent song in Ireland.
2015 saw the band tour extensively, playing festivals across the UK and Ireland, selling out headline shows, opening for acts like Catfish and The Bottlemen, Noel Gallagher , Circa Waves, Kodallne and 2016 looks to be no different . One of the standout acts at Eurosonic 2016 and one of the most hotly tipped acts for SXSW in 2016, The Academic are certainly a band in the ascendancy.
Lead singer Craig Fitzgerald says "We are playing together since we were kids, and have spent the last 6/7 years, playing where anybody was prepared to listen to us. There has been no defined path or formula for us. We write, we rehearse, we plug in and we play. It's that simple. We are not a band that was shaped overnight. We have grown up as people and as musicians over the last couple of years but we have gone through a lot of shit to get to the point where we are happy with the music we are making right now.
Sea (Peoples) is an indie quintet hailing from Brussels, blending melodic layers, grooves and very descriptive, semi-activist lyrics. Continuously assembling different musical backgrounds, they self-released their debut EP ‘Let's talk about my PC life’ in 2018, with spotify-hits "Powers" and "Vibeland". Their second EP ‘Casseroling’ came out in November 2019 and will be followed by a third EP early spring 2020. Fans say they also like: Destroyer, Tops, (Sandy) Alex G.