Sprints today share a frantic new cover of Wet Leg’s “Chaise Longue”. While offering a rowdier interpretation of the breakout hit, Sprints retain the sense of playfulness which made the single so popular. Sprints’ upcoming EP A Modern Job is out on 11th March 2022 on Nice Swan Records. The band will also tour the U.K. through Feb/March — full dates below.For many UK fans, this tour will be the first time seeing Sprints as a headline act. The “Chaise Longue” cover will form part of their electric set, alongside recent singles “Little Fix” and “Modern Job”. Today’s video marks a surprise release for fans ahead of the tour.
On the cover, singer Karla Chubb says, “spending hours upon hours in a van or a Travelodge, our one escape on tour was music. We fell in love with Wet Leg, and “Chaise Longue” instantly upon its release. On a whim, we covered it at our first ever London show. It went down so well and was such fun to play we continued to play it show after show. With some time on our hands, and preparing for our next UK + Ireland tour, we decided to do it some justice and record a real cover.”
Sprints 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 — and they have made “Chaise Longue” their very own, while respecting the brilliance of Wet Leg’s original.
Sprints embark on a full U.K. tour through Feb/March — see dates below.
Feb 24th – Yes, Manchester
Feb 25th – The Soundhouse, Leicester
Feb 26th – The Blue Moon, Cambridge
Feb 28th – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton
March 1st – Strange Brew, Bristol
March 2nd – Moth Club, London
March 10th – The Grand Social, Dublin
March 6th – Ulster Sports Club, Belfast