TOUTS have released their new track ‘Before We Go Forward’ on Very Clever Records. The track is a cover of a ‘lost’ song from the legendary Joe Strummer, originally recorded by The Clash frontman in 1984. All profits made from the song will be donated to the Joe Strummer Foundation.
Speaking about the cover, the band 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 song. Upon actually looking at the lyrics, it’s eerily relevant to what’s going on in today’s world, both in the popular social and political climate and the culture in which we live.’
TOUTS are set to tour Ireland & the UK in March, with support from Dublin band Inhaler. Full dates are listed below.
TOUTS LIVE DATES
Weds 20 March Dublin, Academy Green Room
Thurs 21 March Belfast, Voodoo
Fri 22 March Limerick, Dolans
Sun 24 March Galway, Roisin Dubh
Tues 26 March Glasgow, The Garage (Attic)
Weds 27 March Leeds, The Key Club
Thurs 28 March Liverpool, Studio 2
Fri 29 March Manchester, Night & Day
Sat 30 March Birmingham, The Actress & Bishop
Sun 31 March London, Borderline
Sat 6 April Derry, An Culturlann