Artist info

Genre

Pop


Sounds like

Boris, sonic youth


band members

The Rational Academy


Bio

The Rational Academy are a noise/pop band based in Brisbane, Australia. After a slew of 7” vinyl EP’s and compilation appearances they released their debut album in 2008 to international acclaim. Produced by Lawrence English, “A Heart Against Your Own” married the Academy’s pop leanings and guitar heavy approach with avante garde and experimental interests. In 2009 they released their sophomore effort “Swans”, embarked on their first international tour to Japan and were awarded “Best New Music / Experimental” at the QMusic QSong awards where they were also nominated for “Song of the Year”. They have toured & shared stages with a diverse array of groups including Deerhunter, Deerhoof, Mum, Xiu Xiu, Tujiko Noriko, Tenniscoats, Beach House, A Place to Bury Strangers, The Blow, Scout Nibblet, Dear Nora, Grouper & Spoon. In 2008 they were invited by the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art to perform as part of the “Andy Warhol Up Late” exhibition program.

Review

Reviewed by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

21 Nov 2012

Triple J
40

This is an enigmatic glimpse at what The Rational Academy can do. Dig into their bandcamp page and find a heap of other releases that rule.

This is an enigmatic glimpse at what The Rational Academy can do. Dig into their bandcamp page and find a heap of other releases that rule.