Sprints share the new single ‘How Does The Story Go?’ out now via Nice Swan Records.
The single follows the Manifesto EP, released in March. The Dublin band have a knack for writing unwaveringly catchy, progressive and socially astute songs – ‘How Does The Story Go?’ once again showcasing vocalist Karla Chubb’s humour, vulnerability and candid honesty. It received a first play on 6Music by Steve Lamacq who praised it as “their best song yet! These guys are going to be something,” and was also added to Spotify UK’s New Music Friday playlist.
With ‘How Does The Story Go?,’ the band reflect upon the nature of the sacrifice that comes with pursuing a career in the arts, saying: “Friends are emigrating, buying houses, growing older and maturing, whatever that means, and sometimes you feel stuck. It feels like the world is spinning and moving around you, and while there is nothing else I’d rather be doing than playing music with my adopted family, sometimes you can’t help but feel left behind.” Raw and raucous, Sprints are a garage-noise four-piece from Dublin. They combine guitar-driven hooks, motoric rhythm and emotive lyricism to create a unique sound that pulls from garage, grunge, punk and beyond. 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.
Sprints have hit a nerve. Driven by experience, tough political climates and social and economic uncertainty — their music is honest, often politically charged and authentic. Sprints’ second EP will be released via Nice Swan Records in ‘21. More details on that will be shared imminently. The band will tour the U.K. & Ireland in November (dates below).
This recording was supported through funding from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media Ireland as administered via the Music Industry Stimulus Package 2020.
Pick up the ‘How Does The Story Go?’ 7″ on limited edition, signed vinyl here:
Oct 1st – Winthrop Avenue, Cork
Oct 7th – Roisin Dubh, Galway
Oct 8th – Kasbah, Limerick
Oct 9th – The Grand Social, Dublin
Oct 21st – The Waiting Room, London
Oct 22nd – Rough Trade, Bristol
Oct 23rd – Heartbreakers, Southampton
Oct 26th – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
Oct 27th – The Attic, Glasgow
Oct 28th – The Castle, Manchester
Oct 30th – The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
Oct 31st – Bootleg Social, Blackpool
Nov 2nd – Head of Steam, Newcastle
Nov 3rd – Sidney & Matilda, Sheffield
Nov 6th – Mutations Festival, Brighton
Nov 7th – Festival of Voice, Cardiff
Nov 9th – The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool
Nov 10th – Oporto, Leeds