The Academic

The Academic return with new single ‘Permanent Vacation’

Irish indie rockers The Academic have released new single ‘Permanent Vacation’ ahead of their highly anticipated debut album ‘Tales From The Backseat’.

Recorded in LA with producer Tim Pagnotta (Dreamcar, Wilde Belle, Saint Motel), ‘Tales From The Backseat’ offers some of The Academic’s most accomplished songwriting yet.

From the anthemic alt-rock mastery of ‘Bear Claws’ to the infectious, joyful exuberance of brand new single ‘Permanent Vacation’, the songs take aim at the turbulence of growing into your twenties – loss of innocence, wariness of adulthood, unease with and ultimate acceptance of the inevitability of growing up.

Drawing inspiration from Arctic Monkeys and American Football their latest cut is infectious, demonstrating the band’s undoubted indie pop sensibilities.

Having spent the almost two years building a strong grassroots following with tours across the US and Europe, the quartet have become well-accustomed to the live environment, supporting big names including The Strokes, Pixies, Noel Gallagher and Catfish And The Bottlemen. The band is also about to embark on a full European tour supporting The Kooks next month.

The Academic’s debut album ‘Tales From The Backseat’ out 12th January.


– featured press image by Sam Hiscox –

November Live Dates:

04 Nov – Vicar Street, Dublin (sold out)
07 Nov – Sound Control, Manchester
08 Nov – Dingwalls, London
10 Nov – Pier 2, Bremen*
11 Nov – Mala Sportovni Hala, Prague*
12 Nov – Gasometer, Vienna*
13 Nov – Fabrique Milano, Milan*
15 Nov – Den Atelier, Luxembourg*
16 Nov – Cirque Royal, Brussels*
18 Nov – Nobelberget, Stockholm*
19 Nov – Sentrum Scene, Oslo*
20 Nov – Store Vega, Copenhagen*
*supporting The Kooks

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