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” ( 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, will be released on October 25th on their newly created Wonky Karousel imprint. You can pre-order the album from

"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,, 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.

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For licensing inquiries please contact Carter Smith -

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The CMJ Sessions @ NYU: Bouts Bouts "We Tried" Bouts "Barbs" Bouts "Turn Away"