In the ever-shifting musical landscape, The Academic has emerged as a force to be reckoned with. After their self-released debut album, ‘Tales From The Backseat,’ skyrocketed to the top of the chart in 2018, the Irish quartet embarked on a global journey, touring right across the UK, Europe, and a North America. Revered for their live shows, their infectious blend of buoyant guitar hooks and poignant lyrics about teenage escapades resonated far beyond the Irish countryside where they grew up.
Fast forward to 2023, and The Academic has not only maintained their momentum but surged to new heights. Their sophomore album, ‘Sitting Pretty,’ not only marks a sonic evolution but has propelled the band to a second No. Album and a global fanbase. As if that weren’t enough, the year unfolded as a whirlwind of transatlantic gigs, playing stages across the US and Europe and South East Asia.