VIDEO: INTERVIEW – The Academic Talk Early Gigs, ‘Tales From The Backseat’

The Academic have been on the rise since the release of their full-length debut album Tales from the Backseat (out now on Downtown Records), where the record instantly shot to #1 in their native Ireland week of release and earned critical acclaim. Standout tracks "Different" and "Bear Claws" have garnered millions of streams and views of the accompanying videos, with the latter going viral after the band discovered a way to "hack" Facebook's natural livestream time delay to create an audio and visual loop pedal for the song. The band has had lots of experience playing live shows

LISTEN: Top 18 Songs For The Summer of `18

With the summer solstice upon us, the summer of 2018 is in high gear and ready for memories to be made. Of course, summers are marked by the care-free attitude of fun with friends, parties, weekend get-aways, vacations and a soundtrack to go along with them. A lot of great music has already been released this year with notable tracks that deserve to be on numerous playlists as part of your summer soundtrack. Here at B-Sides, we’ve picked out 18 tracks(in no particular order) that will enhance those good time summer vibes. 16230