“Dublin guitar loudness 4 piece. Strictly no keyboards. And a touch of vocal.” That’s Bouts’s blurb, and the band sticks to the mantra for their self-titled second EP. You’ll know from the first riff on opening track ‘We Tried’ (the video of which is above) if Bouts are the band for you. They remind me a lot of the sadly defunct Future Kings of Spain, mainly due to the driving guitar riffs. The standout track from Bouts’s EP is ‘The Drift’, with its pounding minute-long intro and screamed choruses. You can stream the EP below via Bandcamp and you can (should) download it for free. You can also listen and download Bouts’s debut album New Ways of Saying No there too.

Breaking Tunes | Bandcamp