By Toutatis

By Toutatis...


By Toutatis are a folky post-rock quartet based in various places along the Northeast coast of England. Three quarters of the band became acquainted during their stint in Middlesbrough band Idiot Savant. By Toutatis sing slightly murky songs about history and books, usually involving eerie violins, sad pianos and plaintive harmonies. The group are named after Asterix's catchphrase, in the same way that people nowadays might say "By Jove!" or "Ee ba gum". Toutatis (A.K.A. Teutates) was a Celtic god, and according to Wikipedia "victims sacrificed to Teutates were killed by being plunged headfirst into a vat filled with an unspecified liquid". By Toutatis don't necessarily condone this