New band of the day : Touts : ‘brilliant teenage Derry band who sound like SLF crossed with Undertones’ brilliant band
I needed that!
Touts debut single gives me that spine tingling rush that SLF and The Undertones debut 7 inches gave me all those years ago but the band is about the here and the now – they sound urgent and they sound 2017 and they sound damn brilliant.
Like a flamethrower three teenage kids from Derry just appeared from nowhere with a killer debut single that has the ripped vocal chord sound and fury of the young SLF and the melodic rush of the Undertones but filtered through their own generational whizz.
Powerful, tune laden and full of thrills this is a totally genius punk rock single full of that classic melodic stuff that always marked out Northern Irish bands.
Debut Single: ‘Sold Out’ – April 4th on Hometown Records
EP: ‘Sickening + Deplorable’
Out in Mid May leading with Political People
TOUTS a three piece teenage punk band from Derry, Northern Ireland. The
unhinged, angry and visceral teens are Matthew Crossan, Jason Feenan & Luke
McLaughlin. ” A singer that can’t sing , A mod that can’t play bass & a drummer that
The toils and tribulations of small town life is a path well trodden, but not in the way
Touts do it, they’ve dug the path up and set fire to the rubble. Inspired by dodgy
politicians, shitty school life and the sort of weekend politics that fries any teenage
brain. This results in a set of incendiary two minute sub culture anthems.
“ TOUTS WILL BE SHOT” an all to familiar slogan on the walls of Northern Irelands
which preached fear in the hearts of community’s has now been reclaimed by three
teenagers. Inspired in some ways by their predecessors on the 40th anniversary
from punk’s day dot. They’ve harnessed Stiff Little Fingers Jake Burns infamous
lyric about an ‘Alternative Ulster’ with a modern interpretation, one that shoots fire
at anything that stands in its way be it political or not.
The band’s live reputation in Northern Ireland has spread like wild fire and has seen
them sell out venues to masses of kids throughout the province without releasing
any music. There’s a revolution on the dance floor and on the street and they will be
chorused by the debut singles ‘Sold Out’ and ‘Political People’ from Touts.
The kids are pissed off and angry. Touts may well be the band that them and 2017
8th March w/Blossoms – Belfast: The Limelight
9th March w/Blossoms – Galway: Roisin Dubh
10th March w/Blossoms – Limerick: Dolans
11th March w/Blossoms – Dublin: Academy
26th April – London – Camden Assembly
27th April – Manchester – w/Cabbage
28th April – London
– w /Cabbage
29th April – Headline Show – Derry
May 27th – Liverpool Sound City June 26th – Sea Sessions – Bundoran