- 16 Nov 22
The reggae beat track is about "youth and innocence that was stolen in the past."
Three-piece Derry punk band TOUTS have just came out with new single 'Old Man's Land.' The track is a reggae-beat masterpiece that coincides with the group's first UK tour in four years.
Of the track, frontman Matthew Crossan said, "'Old Man's Land' is about youth and innocence that was stolen in the past. The result that has on people today can be observed in many places at many times across our land."
"It draws influence from old Irish balladeers and the romanticism of their songs. It attempts to pick up the narration and story from where they left off," he continued.
TOUTS rose to prominence after releasing 2017 debut four-track EP Sickening and Deplorable. They went on to support impressive acts Blossoms, Inhaler and Liam Gallagher on tour. Needing a break, the band took a purposeful rest during the Covid live music cessation. TOUTS members Crossan, Jason Feenan and Luke McLaughlin reunited in January to release Shane MacGowan's New Teeth and shortly after Can't Take it Anymore, having regrouped and refocused.
They were able to re-prove themselves as a punk staple who convey "the spit-and-fury rage of their youth." More recently, the trio warmed up crowds for The Specials and Paul Weller. Now, TOUTS are headlining their own run of shows which will allow fans to experience both their old and new projects.
The "intense reunion" tour kicked off in Glasgow on the 11th of November, and the band is on a ten date run that will culminate in London on the 22nd of November. Tickets are available here.
Listen to 'Old Man's Land' below.