If you've had your ear to the ground on the Irish music scene over the last year, you'll know that The Academic are one of the bands who making the biggest impression.

The young Mullingar quartet have already racked up numerous festival appearances and high-profile support slots, including Pixies and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, as well as a hit with their debut single 'Different'.

Now, they've announced their biggest headline show to date when they play Whelan's on October 29th. Their debut EP is due out before then.

Tickets are €13.50 including booking fee, and on sale from usual outlets tomorrow (July 31st) at 9am.