Touts in session for Tuesday night. Lest you think Punk has disappeared from the scene, Touts are here to remind you it’s not. It’s alive and well and tearing up the Northern Irish town of Derry and gathering steam in the process.
TOUTS are 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 can’t see”.
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. This year the band are set to release their forthcoming debut EP through their new label Hometown Records, previous home to the likes of Ratboy, Rejjie Snow, Yonaka and many more.
Having formed on April of 2017, two of the three band members are still in their teens and the third only recently hitting 20, they’ve still got a ways to go. Already going down well on the Festival circuit as well as doing a showcase at SXSW last year. Currently on tour between now and the end of March, they are taking in Dublin and Belfast as well as dates in the UK – that’s what’s going on until March 30th, at least according to their website.
As far as I know they aren’t working on a debut album, sticking to singles and eps for the time being. The latest they’ve released is an ep Analysis Paralysis which came out late last year.
A band with lots of attitude and lots of promise – if you aren’t already familiar with Touts, hit the play button and enjoy this rather turbo-charged set.