- 25 Jan 19
Indie-rock 4-piece Bouts have today released their new album Flow. Stream it in full here.
Formed in 2011, Bouts are potent, loud and unapologetically unabashed. Their melody-driven guitar-wash sound has been championed by BBC 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne, BBC Radio 1’s Phily Taggart & BBC Ulster’s Stephen McCauley. They’ve shared stages with Cloud Nothings, Yuck and Johnny Marr among others, and have graced festival stages around the world along the way. Now based between Dublin, London and Amsterdam, the band list Built to Spill, The Breeders, The Cribs, Dinosaur Jr., Grandaddy, Pavement, Pixies and early Weezer as some of their influences.
Flow, their new nine-track album, was recorded by Fiachra McCarthy (Squarehead, Shrug Life, Switzerland, The Run Ons), mixed by Jesse Gander (Japandroids, White Lung, Sweat Threats) and mastered by TJ Lipple (Bats, Jogging,Fugazi, MGMT ). Edwin McFee reviewed the album in our latest issue. Read it here.
Flow is released on all digital platforms today, January 25. The album will also be available on a limited run of 100 vinyl records. Half of these will be sold exclusively on their UK & Irish tour which kicks off in London with two shows (Lion Coffee + Records and The Finsbury) on Saturday 26th Jan. The tour then moves to Ireland for a series of five shows starting in Galway’s Roisin Dubh (Wed 30th), Limerick’s Pharmacia (Thurs 31st), Cork’s Roundy ( Fri 1st Feb), Dublin’s Underground ( Sat 2nd), and finishes up in Belfast’s Menagerie (Sun 3rd).
Find out more about Bouts here. Listen to Flow in full below: