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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, was released on October 25th, 2013 on their newly created Wonky Karousel imprint. Their new EP, 'Unlearn' is released Monday, February 29th 2016. All information and music available at

"Urge you to check them out, We Tried is a brilliant track"
Lauren Laverne, BBC 6Music, November 2011

"Bouts make blistering, unapologetic music." PREFIX MAG, November 2013

"Bouts have shown a considerable amount of beautifully jangly and sometimes deliciously distorted guitar promise through a prolific clutch of EP's and singles. Their debut album nicely delivers on this potential' - Eamon Sweeney, Hot Press Magazine, November 2013

'Nothing Good Gets Away' is an exciting first offering from a band that, with the right breaks, could have a big future. For now, their assimilation of some of the best influences from the grunge/noise pop scene of the nineties has a freshness and zeal that makes them stand out from the pack. - Paul Page (Whipping Boy)-

"Emo-tinged vocals over jangly guitars that rise to full-out surf rock guitar rifts take us immediately back to the first time we played the Blue Album". -My Old Kentucky Blog, October 2013

Voted 26th best Irish album of 2013 & 2nd best music video of 2013 for 'Pliable Me' -

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The CMJ Sessions @ NYU: Bouts