Over the course of December, we’ll be running a series of interviews with Irish acts reflecting on the past 12 months, how it was for them and for music in general. As part of the 2013 round-up there may also be a couple of lists to sink your ears in to as well. Here’s the fifth act to be featured in the round-up, Bouts.
Dublin four-piece Bouts released their debut album Nothing Good Gets Away in October, the culmination of a couple years of toil and work that stretches back to 2010/11. They’re currently in Dingle, playing some gigs at Other Voices – what a way to cap off their year. Below, Daniel (drums), Niall (bass), Barry (guitar, vocals) and Colin (guitar) recap their year, talk about their latest video, and reveal the music they’ve been enjoying most this year. (DOI, I put on Bouts in De Barra’s in Clonakilty and Mr Bradleys’s in Cork last month.)