Academy Strangers – You Are The Architect

academy-strangers-you-are-the-architect-single-coverEdinburgh’s Academy Strangers are back with a new track, ‘You Are The Architect’.

The four-piece alternative rock band have played music since 2012, and bring an energetic live performance, powerful riffs and catchy lyrics with them.After a brief hiatus the band returned in summer 2016 and since then have supported the likes of Twin Heart, wecamefromwolves and Divides.

Their latest track, released at the end of last week, starts off with a slightly stacatto drum and guitar riff (which I was surprised doesn’t change when the vocals kick in). From here you slowly get dragged in to the song as you are taken to a chorus which gets under your skin with repeated listens.

I hate making comparisons to other artists – it’s lazy and often infuriates the band – so what I will say is this; if you’re a fan of the Scottish rock scene and have enjoyed bands from Twin Atlantic to Fatherson, with Altered Sky and the many others in between then Academy Strangers are for you – you definitely need to check them out!

On the back of this track they are a very welcome addition to a music scene which is already bursting with so much talent. Check out the single on all the usual platforms.

Gareth Fraser
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