Dublin, County Dublin
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” (Fuse.tv) 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 is due September 2013 and, after a self-imposed writing exile, the will step back into regular live shows from this Summer.
"Urge you to check them out, We Tried is a brilliant track"
Lauren Laverne, BBC 6Music, November 2011
"Bold and brash angular indie with oodles of sweet-as melodies"
Jim Carroll, irishtimes.com/ontherecord/new-music, January 2011
Our limited edition, 2012 double A-side 7 inch is available to purchase right here:
2011's four track "Bouts EP" is also available there.
2010's debut album "New Ways of Saying NO" also resides there, again, for free!
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++ Other Interesting things people have said about us ++
"Although they’re harmonious pop in places and definite rock in others, the vocals are incredibly catchy in that summer-singalong way. Not To Fall, Out It and Some Other Tactic make a bold impression and if I was a gambler, I’d wager that there’s enough offbeat rock temper between this album’s happy moments to guarantee great popularity with certain pro-Indie camps around the country."
Nay McArdle, harmlessnoise.entertainment.ie/2010/07/new-bouts/