Craig Fitzgerald (lead vocals/guitar,) Dean Gavin (Drums) and brothers Stephen (Bass) and Matt Murtagh (Lead guitar) make up The Academic, a brand new band who have yet to even release their debut EP but have already opened for The Pixies, amassed almost 5k followers on Twitter, and sold out their pair of gigs in Dublin like it's nothing.

Today we're bringing you the exclusive UK premiere of their debut single 'Different'. It's an earworm of undeniably catchy indie-rock that brings together elements of The 1975's poppier tunes, hints of fellow Irishmen Kodaline, and the attitude of Catfish and the Bottlemen to make one of the strongest breakout singles I've heard in quite some time. While details of their debut EP are hazy, it's already looking to be one of my favourites if 'Different' is any indicator. Stream it for yourself below, and get ready to fall in love.

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