Fm104’s ‘’The Gig’’ was a brilliant showcase of Irish music across the board, with great performances from The Coronas, Gavin James and Ryan Sheridan to name a few. However one band that certainly made a name for themselves was Mullingar 4 – piece The Academic. After soothing performances from Sample Answer and Lethal Dialect, The Academic took to the stage amongst a hum of excitement, garnering a huge pop from the audience when appearing on the stage. This was their first time gracing the famous Olympia stage, and they proved beyond any doubt that they belonged there.
Their set consisted of absolute belters from their recent EP ‘’Loose Friends’’ and the unveiling of new anthems that they have written since its release. With a show of excellent musicianship, their infectious pop songs went down an absolute treat with the crowd. Their driven bass lines, amazing hooks, beat ridden drums and harmonious vocals made every song an absolute joy to listen too, and like me, everyone couldn’t help but nod their head and sing every word with them.
At their relatively young age, these four lads are showing an immense level of maturity in their song-writing, and considering how far they have come in recent months alone, massive things can be expected.
The Academic are also really sound lads, so while you are, why not check out my interview with them below.
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