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The Academic

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Thrilling young Irish indie rockers The Academic have announced the release of ''Bear Claws,'' a vibrant, anthemic track. On the back of 2015's independently-released Loose Friends EP and last year's equally successful single ''Mixtape 2003,'' the band scored opening spots with Noel Gallagher, Catfish And The Bottlemen, and Twenty One Pilots, in addition to supporting The Strokes at Hyde Park in London. This fall they will embark on their first-ever US tour, supporting Judah & The Lion.

Having already earned considerable critical praise from the online community as well as nods from the likes of The New York Times, the band have had significant support across European radio stations including support from BBC Radio 1 with airplay from the likes of Annie Mac and Huw Stephens, while Phil Taggart has earmarked the quartet as one of Ireland's biggest emerging acts, drawing welcome comparisons to fellow Irishmen Two Door Cinema Club amongst others.