Derry punk band TOUTS release their new track ‘Before We Go Forward’ on Thursday 7th March at 7pm

‘Before We Go Forward’ is a cover of a ‘lost’ track from the legendary Joe Strummer, originally recorded by The Clash frontman in 1984.

Speaking about the track, punk 3-piece TOUTS explained, “We loved the tune from the get go. It’s a serious hidden gem. We are honoured to be part of the history of it by re-recording a Joe Strummer track. Upon actually looking at the lyrics, its eerily relevant to what’s going on in today’s world, both in the popular social and political climate and culture in which we live.”

 “It especially made us think of Brexit, especially the lyrics, “Before We Go Forward / We find the Achilles heel / Which is money, money, money, The only thing they feel. BEFORE WE GO FORWARD!”

All profits made from the track will be donated to the Joe Strummer Foundation. TOUTS would also like to send a special thanks to Lucinda Tait for giving them the opportunity and especially Joe Strummer himself for the music.

‘Before We Go Forward’ will be released on Very Clever Records on Thursday 7th March and will be able to stream and download on all major services.

TOUTS tour Ireland & UK in March 2019 with supports from the exciting Dublin band Inhaler.

The band have established a reputation for furious live performances – selling out venues in Northern Ireland to armies of teenage fan who share their angst, chanting the choruses of tracks such as debut single Sold Out in decadent unison. This energy has carried them beyond the emerald isle, and in to the realm of the music critic, receiving acclaim from the likes of Clash hyping their new EP’s opening single Asleep “an anthem”, whilst picking up airtime from Zane LoweAnnie MacSteve LamacqDaniel P. Carter and Huw Stephens – the latter of which inviting them in for a live session on his Radio 1 show.

Having already supported Liam GallagherPaul Weller and Kasabian – not to mention completing their first headline tour praised in Louder Than War as “the electric shock of a band on fire” – Touts head out on their 2019 tour more experienced, and less forgiving. The band have announced a full UK & Ireland tour for March 2019 with support from Dublin-based band ‘Inhaler‘.

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