Dublin four-piece Bouts unveil 'Jittery', a light-hearted new track from their Jesse Gander-produced debut album 'Nothing Good Gets Away' which is set to be released on October 25th 2013 through Wonky Karousel Records.
The video for the track is a comedic performance clip which starts with the band members, all in suits, starting up the tune while looking immensely moody and sulking. The chorus contrasts the initial feeling as they don brightly coloured T-shirts and look like they're having fun attempting to play under what looks like a large colourful parachute. The visual representation is reflected in the tune which does indeed go from mellow calm to loud and uplifting as the unusual 'Jittery' feelings described in the lyrics are interpreted in opposite ways.
The quartet; who are vocalist Barry Bracken, drummer Daniel Flynn, guitarist Colin Boylan and bassist Niall Jackson; are about to set out on their 'Nothing Good Gets Away' tour, supporting the album around Ireland and kicking off in their home city on October 26th after the record's release. The band have also released another song from the album, '6.0', revealing that there are 8 more on the way. So far, they have found themselves being praised by the likes of Lauren Laverne and Johnny Marr, the latter of whom they have previously had the opportunity to tour beside.
Front man Barry told us about the video shoot "Shot at Bouts HQ by our friend Roisin and our drummer's brother Rob, it's a 4 minute homage to our rather old, creaky, archway rehearsal space... underneath the Dublin-Belfast railway line. It's damp, curved, red-brick walls, rattle with passing trains every few minutes. In winter it's freezing. In Summer pleasantly bearable. It's probably an entirely unhealthy place to reside. But it's our lair. It made sense to shoot the first video off the album in the place where we kicked the songs into shape and recorded a good chunk of the LP. It's kind of messy and kind of fun and kind of how we like it."
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