Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Single: The Academic - Northern Boy

The Academic Northern Boy


The Academic - Northern Boy


Info: Four-piece indie rock act from Mullingar, The Academic, have just today released their new single, 'Northern Boy'. The band, comprising of Craig Fitzgerald (vox / rhythm guitar), Matt and Stephen Murtagh (lead and bass guitars) and Dean Gavin (drums), are already building up a head of steam with regards to their reputation. Still only in their teens, they've hit a bit of a hot streak in terms of song-writing output and have developed an infectious sound which they have been able to transpose to their live shows with ease.

'Northern Boy' begins gently with Fitzgerald creating a pensive mood with his vocals, but you can tell immediately that The Academic are merely building up to a rousing call to arms which has become their trademark modus operandi. It's a real foot-tapper with the band delivering an uplifting love-lorn ballad, the two are not mutually exclusive as is evident here, very nice production and the mix of intensely building crescendos with softer moments should ensure that 'Northern Boy' propels The Academic further into a spotlight you suspect they are entirely ready to fill.

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