When a quartet disassembles across Europe and Asia, a static period is inevitable to facilitate adjustment.
Bouts, the predominantly Dublin-based band return with their long-awaited second album Flow, a frenetic offering informed by infectious indie melodies.
Throughout the nine tracks, the band’s sound embodies the vibrancy akin to that contained within a bag of Skittles – colourful and leaving you wanting more when you reach the end.
The exuberance of Sounds Like Theft, in particular, will certainly make for a highlight in their live set.
Words – Zara Hedderman