• Ollie Young

SPRINTS – Modern Job

Dublin Garage Rockers Unveil Upcoming EP along with Latest Single

Not only the title track of their upcoming EP, giving fans their first dose of the project, but also an in-depth reflection on ongoing societal issues driven by a shared lived reality.

Previously appraised by the likes of NME, DIY, Clash and others; the fearless four-piece strike again…This time capturing a unique look into the dysfunctional areas of a universal society through sounds derived from a combination of punk, garage and grunge.

Lingering rapacious riffs, promptly followed by percussive blasts, the tenacious thrum of the bassline and vocals that create an authoritative hold on it’s listeners, all work hand-in-hand delivering a chaotically comforting record.

Lead vocalist, Karla Chubb, went into more depth on the message behind this release, stating;"Modern Job is a critique of modern existence but also an exploration of growing up queer. In your formative years, you are bombarded with media, books, news that depict what a “normal” life should be. Grow up, fall in love, get married… long live the nuclear family.

By contrast when you grow up queer all these ordinary things can seem extraordinary, out of reach and in some parts of the world, illegal. It leaves you feeling lost, excluded and confused. I wanted Modern Job to capture those feelings; chaotic energy, loneliness and longing of normality while trying to find acceptance within yourself."

With the EP available for pre-order, it appears likely that Sprints will continue to use their music as an outlet for shared lived experiences that impact the quality of life as a way to not only highlight societal issues, but also create somewhat of an understanding for the listener who may not be aware of the impact this has on themselves and their surrounding environment.

Each band member’s sensationalistic contribution creates a cohesive energy from start to finish; and those feelings of being misunderstood in a world that won’t or can’t accommodate for the individual needs are unequivocally addressed here.

Embarking on their first UK & Ireland tour, with some shows even selling out, this is an invigorating time for the band as they enable fans and new listeners to attend live shows in which they can experience the forefront of their unruly dynamism firsthand

Tour Dates

Oct 21st - The Waiting Room, London (sold out)

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 (sold out)

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

Feb 24th - Yes, Manchester

March 2nd - Moth Club, London