“On course towards future raucous, beer-soaked headline festival sets.” NME
“Screw-you power, relentless motorik rhythms and impressively large choruses.” The Guardian
“Unrelenting, gritty energy” Daily Star
SPRINTS RELEASE NEW ‘MANIFESTO’ EP VIA NICE SWAN RECORDS
Today Sprints release their acclaimed new EP Manifesto via Nice Swan Records. Produced by Daniel Fox of Girl Band –
Dublin’s answer to Steve Albini – the four tracks make for a hard-hitting gloom-punk journey that has been lauded by the likes of The Guardian, NME, DIY, Dork and others. Like the Irish guitar acts who have paved the way for them:
Fontaines D.C., Silverbacks and Girl Band, the sound of Sprints is urgent and vital at every turn.
Themes on the EP are varied and the music experimental. Drones takes on imposter syndrome while Manifesto tackles homophobia. Ashley is as close as we get to love song.
Recent single Swimming, a confluence of rabble-rousing stadium rock, sleazy garage rock focuses on the increasing lack of opportunity offered after supposedly following prescribed paths set by society in order to attain “success.” Sprints singer Karla Chubb explains:
“While the homeless crisis worsens, the city is sinking in debt and everyone can barely keep their heads above water, you see an article stating that a new €25 million white water rafting centre is being developed after approval by Dublin City Council. Sometimes you’d just rather drown.”
Sprints have hit a nerve. And with such honesty running through their core, it’s no wonder The Guardian, NME, and BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6Music have tipped them for big things. Expect to see more from Sprints this year.
On Wednesday 31st March, Sprints will broadcast an exclusively filmed live event to support the release of the EP. Fans can get further details and a free access code from this link: https://show.co/RF6Ek6i