Bouts to charge for new re­lease

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Weekly Guide To Entertainment Friday 17.02.2012 -

Alt-rock band Bouts re­lease their new, dou­ble A-side sin­gle next month – but, in a new de­par­ture for them, the quar­tet will put a mon­e­tary value on their mu­sic for the first time.

Since form­ing in 2010, the Dublin­ers have made their pre­vi­ous re­leases – a full-length al­bum en­ti­tled Newways of Say­ing NO and an epony­mous 4-track EP – avail­able to down­load for free from their web­site gim­me­bouts.com. The tac­tic has served them well in terms of rais­ing their pro­file, vo­cal­ist and gui­tarist Barry Bracken ad­mits, but he claims it’s time to move “be­yond the in­tro­duc­tory phase”.

“If peo­ple like what you do, they should put their money where their mouth is,” he said.

The dou­ble A-side sin­gle, Get Sick/turn Away, is re­leased on 7 vinyl on March 30th and will be pro­moted by an Ir­ish tour. The band hope to record their sec­ond al­bum in the au­tumn.

Bout time: new sin­gle

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