Things are looking really good for Dublin four piece 'Bouts'. After allowing their debut be distributed for free through bandcamp, the band release a 90s nostalgic double A-side on vinyl, cd and download. 'Get Sick' contains the best melody about getting sick I'll ever hear! Instant 'Yo La Tengo' and 'Dinosaur Jr.' comparisons come to mind within the fuzzy sounds on this track. It's a super indie pop anthem.
For me the second A side 'Turn Away' is the better track with it's superb lead guitar riff throughout the track. The vocals are also much clearer on this track with more variation in the tempo.
Bouts - Get Sick/Turn Away [11 out of 12]
More info: http://gimmebouts.com/
The Workmans Club, Dublin
Triskel Arts Center