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The Academic's top five songs of 2015

Part six of our seven-part series featuring the best music moments of the year

Sasha Brady

Published 30/12/2015 | 17:04

The Academic. Photo: Dara Munnis
The Academic. Photo: Dara Munnis

The Academic share their top five songs of 2015.

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Mullingar band The Academic, are one of Ireland’s most exciting new young bands. Playing an infectious blend of indie/rock the band have been building quite a reputation for their live shows.

The four-piece released their debut single Different earlier in the year and it was an instant hit picking up radio airplay all over the world including Radio 1 and Radio X.

2015 saw the band tour extensively, playing festivals across the UK and Ireland, selling out headline shows, opening for acts like Catfish and The Bottlemen, Noel Gallagher , Circa Waves, Kodaline and 2016 looks to be no different with a number of festivals already confirmed including Eurosonic in the Netherlands and SXSW in Texas in March.

We've asked Irish music's 'next-big-thing' to look back on 2015 and share the songs that meant the most to them.

All Tvvins – Darkest Ocean

These guys are one of our favourite Irish bands right now. Darkest Ocean is one of those songs that wants to make you turn it up to 10 when you hear it.

Pleasure Beach – Go

We only heard this song a few weeks ago but instantly we thought it was great! Real Springsteen vibes off this track!

Gavin James – Bitter Pill

What can we say about Gavin that people don’t already know. His voice is one of the best out there right now!

Otherkin – Feel It

Again another song that you just want to turn up loud.

The Academic – Different

Our debut single that we released earlier this year!

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