TOUTS are a punk band from Derry, Northern Ireland. Any band from Northern Ireland inevitably gets the obligatory comparisons to The Undertones and Stiff Little Fingers. But they don’t sound like those bands to me. They have more of a contemporary feel to me. But with an undeniable punk energy. Tenpole Tudor spring to mind for some reason, and Generation X.
Quote of the week award though goes to their record company who describe them on their website as comprising of “a singer that can’t sing, a mod that can’t play bass and a drummer that can’t see”. That made me laugh out loud. Brilliant.