We got the first taster of Dublin band Bouts’ debut album here last month, with ‘6.0’. They’ve followed that up this week with ‘Jittery’, not quite a quiet/loud outlook but a whispered/shouted track that doffs its cap to Weezer throughout before aiming bigger with an everybody-in, woah-oh-oh singalong. We’re told that Barry’s feeling quite jittery, his skin peeling off – but it’s a novelty so that’s OK. That indifferent attitude turns to apathy as we get the punchy declaration: “Don’t take control, it’s pointless anyway.” Sounds like the album won’t be too, er, uplifting then… Bouts release Nothing Good Gets Away on October 25, on 12″, CD and download. You can preorder it here. To coincide with the release, they’ve announced an eight-date Irish tour, including two TPOE-presented shows in Cork. You can see all the dates below, underneath ‘Jittery’, while the tour poster is after the jump. It’s pretty cool.

Bouts tour dates:
Saturday, October 26: Tower Records, Dublin;
Saturday, October 26: Grand Social, Dublin;
Sunday, October 27: McKenna’s, Monaghan;
Thursday, October 31: Bourke’s, Limerick;
Friday, November 1: The Menagerie, Belfast;
Saturday, November 2: The Roisin Dubh, Galway;
Friday, November 8: De Barra’s, CLonakilty, Co Cork;
Saturday, November 9: Mr Bradley’s, Cork City.


bouts tour poster 2013