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Bouts are modern pop-grunge noiseniks. A bracing blend of Weezer, Pavement, Dinosaur Jr and a “younger, less polished Bloc Party, but with even more alt-rock muscle” ( Their sharp melodic edge has seen them garner praise from BBC 6 Music's Lauren Laverne, play New York's CMJ Festival and gain write ups in the Huffington Post. Not to mention winning the first ever Today FM / Paul McCloone Show “Grand A Band” Competition. Their first full band album, Nothing Good Gets Away, was released on October 25th, 2013 on their newly created Wonky Karousel imprint. You can pre-order the album from or

"Urge you to check them out, We Tried is a brilliant track"
Lauren Laverne, BBC 6Music, November 2011

"Bouts make blistering, unapologetic music." PREFIX MAG, November 2013

"Bouts have shown a considerable amount of beautifully jangly and sometimes deliciously distorted guitar promise through a prolific clutch of EP's and singles. Their debut album nicely delivers on this potential' - Eamon Sweeney, Hot Press Magazine, November 2013

'Nothing Good Gets Away' is an exciting first offering from a band that, with the right breaks, could have a big future. For now, their assimilation of some of the best influences from the grunge/noise pop scene of the nineties has a freshness and zeal that makes them stand out from the pack. - Paul Page (Whipping Boy)-

"Emo-tinged vocals over jangly guitars that rise to full-out surf rock guitar rifts take us immediately back to the first time we played the Blue Album". -My Old Kentucky Blog, October 2013

Voted 26th best Irish album of 2013 & 2nd best music video of 2013 for 'Pliable Me' -

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The CMJ Sessions @ NYU: Bouts