Academy Killer Premieres New Single on PureGrainAudio

Academy Killer
Premieres New Video
“Looks To Kill”
Watch Now on PureGrainAudio

Lost In Make Believe
Out September 20th, 2019
Available for Pre-Order:

Passion. Expression. Drive. Hamilton-based pop punk band Academy Killer incorporates each of these things into every note, and is gearing up to share it with the world via their forthcoming sophomore EP, Lost In Make Believe. Fans are being treated to another taste of the new record with second single, “Looks To Kill,” premiering now on PureGrainAudio.

On “Looks To Kill,” lead singer Kevin Talbot shares: “‘Looks to Kill’ is the song that should serve as a wakeup call to anyone who doesn’t want to listen to their friends when they’re told their relationship is toxic. Listen to your friends or else you’ll end up like me, an idiot, writing songs about someone who hurt you.

Guitarist Lucas Goldson adds: “Definitely a song for the old school pop punk fans! There’s a lot of bounce in this one.

Set to be released on September 20th, 2019Lost In Make Believe encompasses the band’s earnest, honest, and playful energy. For additional information or to pre-order the EP, please visit:

Academy Killer rallies listeners to shake off prescriptive norms with their celebratory brand of rock ‘n roll. The band builds on a pop punk foundation with driving, uplifting guitar work and soaring, impassioned vocals. Drawing inspiration from emo, modern pop, 90’s rock and even the stylings of 50’s crooners, they deliver lively melodies underscored by deeply introspective, yet relatable lyrics and themes of self-discovery, positivity, love and loss. Whether on stage or on the radio Academy Killer hooks listeners with their spirit and then lets them get lost in layers of songwriting and feel.

Established with 2016’s Late to the Party EP, Academy Killer has quickly built a local following and broken onto the festival circuit with appearances at Burlington’s Sound of Music, Hamilton’s Supercrawl and Canadian Music Week in Toronto. The quartet, comprised of Kevin Talbot (vocals, guitar), Lucas Goldson (lead guitar), Omar Kurd (bass) and Nathaniel Schuster (drums), are united in their aim to create thoughtful music that’s exciting and honest.

Academy Killer has recently emerged from studios and are eagerly preparing to share their second EP, Lost In Make Believe, out September 20, 2019. Pre-order the EP now at

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Lost In Make Believe Tracklisting:
1. The Distance
2. Figure Me Out
3. While I Drown
4. It’s True
5. Looks to Kill
6. Seventeen

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