The Academic: Tales From the Back Seat (Room 6 Records)

Irish indie rock is crying out for something fresh and unexpected to rouse it from its recent creative slumbers. Are The Academic the band to deliver this? Perhaps not quite, but it’s little wonder the Mullingar quartet’s career has been snowballing lately and why they’re gathering rave live reviews within and beyond these shores. The youngsters exude boundless energy, a knack for effortlessly catchy...

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