Venue: The Loft
Saturday, 24th March 2018
Doors: 7:30pm - 11:00pm
Admission: €8 - Buy Tickets Now!
TOUTS released their highly-anticipated second EP ‘LIT’ on November 10th via Hometown Records. The four track EP includes the lead single ‘Bombscare’- listen here.
Punky, powerful and gritty with political punchiness, ‘Bombscare’ is an anthem for the youth of today and a comment on the world we currently live in. Newcomers TOUTS have something worth saying. Of the single, lead singer Matthew Crossan says:
“The song was written around the time when the news was covering the injustice in
America, when Keith Scott was ‘shot down in Charlotte’ for no apparent reason. The
song is also about the on-going refugee crisis, it’s morally important for people to
help people, and you never know when you yourself may need help.”
Their debut EP, ‘Sickening and Deplorable’, received an incredible stream of support from
industry tastemakers including over 20 Plays on Radio 1, an appearance in Radio 1’s
specialist chart and played by Zane Lowe on Beats 1. The band were also invited in for a
Huw Stephens session before he played them on his show as he was so impressed with thedebut single, which led to them being asked to headline the BBC Introducing Stage and
Reading and Leeds Festival last year.
Despite only releasing their debut EP in 2017, the band are already selling out venues across London & their hometown of Derry. They have landed some impressive gigs, including support for Kasabian, Liam Gallagher and a slot performing live on Radio 1 at the Huw Stephens Maida Vale Session. The band were also picked to play sets at Reading and Leeds festival last summer with Metro calling the band “a refreshing change from the indie that dominates the scene.”