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

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Alma Talks Friendship With Charli XCX, Finnish Origins

Finnish pop singer/songwriter Alma has experienced great international success, having garnered over 170 million combined Spotify plays, and topped iTunes charts around the world. She landed on the prestigious BBC Music Sound of 2018, received the award for “Best Finnish Act” at the MTV EMA awards, and earned “Best Newcomer” and “Best Export” at Finland’s answer to the GRAMMYs the EMMAs. Her recent mixtape EP, Heavy Rules features Alma's penchant for strong vocals amidst catchy melodies, along with guests MØ, Tove Styrke and Kiiara. Of the EP, Alma mentioned- “I feel so blessed and grateful that for