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by Sprints

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Sprints unearth their frenzied new EP, Manifesto, out 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 you can’t miss. Like the Irish guitar acts who have paved the way for them - Fontaines D.C., Silverbacks and Girl Band - Sprints sound urgent and vital at every turn. 'Swimming’ is a confluence of rabble-rousing stadium rock, sleazy garage rock and Sonic Youth experimentation. Lyrically, there’s a lot to hang on to too, which is unsurprising given how topical the band are: ‘Drones’ took on imposter syndrome; ‘Manifesto’ tackled homophobia. ‘Swimming’ scorns on the increasing lack of opportunity after following prescribed paths to become society’s idea of a ‘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. The velocity of this argument comes from personal anguish but will chime with a generation. And with such honesty running through their core it’s no wonder The Guardian, NME and BBC Radio 1 and 6Music have tipped them for big things.

Released: March 2021
Cat: NSWN0035
Label: New Swan Records



1. Drones
2. Swimming
3. Manifesto
4. Ashley