Bouts are a modern pop-grunge guitar wash. A bracing blend of Weezer, Pavement, Dinosaur Jr and a "younger, less polished Bloc Party, but with even more alt-rock muscle" ( Their sharp melodic edge has seen them garner praise from BBC 6 Music's Lauren Laverne, play New York's CMJ Festival and gain write ups in the Huffington Post. Not to mention winning the first ever Today FM / Paul McCloone Show "Grand A Band" Competition. They're currently putting the polishing touches on their debut album which will be released this October.